Warner Brothers, although probably used to the endless cycle of suing and being sued, has what is probably their biggest challenge yet on their hands. They are being sued to the tune of $900 million and pretty much the only way out of it is to prove ghosts are, in fact, real.
It all starts with the Warrens, a married couple who worked as paranormal investigators. In 1978, author Gerald Brittle signed a contract with them while writing a book on their work called "The Demonologist" that stated that the couple was not allowed to make or contract works based on the same subject material as the book.
In comes Warner Brothers in 1997 with a contract ready for the Warrens for "The Conjuring" movie franchise, which is based on their case files. Eventually, Brittle caught on and before the release of "The Conjuring 2,” he even sent a cease and desist letter saying that due to his contract with the Warrens, he had the exclusive rights to the case files.
To fight Brittle, the movie company claimed that they were not telling the story based on the same content in "The Demonologist,” but on real historical facts. By saying this, Warner Brothers is saying these stories definitely happened and that ghosts are definitely real. Now, they have to decide how exactly will they prove this or if it would just be easier to cough up the $900 million (which is just over what the past 3 "Conjuring" films collectively made in the box office).
Better call Bill Murray and the rest of the Ghostbusters gang because we need to get to the bottom of this!