The estate of The Godfather author Mario Puzo has accepted an offer it couldn't refuse. It tentatively settled a $1 million lawsuit against Paramount Pictures over profits from The Godfather: The Game, Puzo estate attorney Bert Fields said last week. The suit was filed June 18 in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Paramount did not pay money owed to the Puzo estate under terms of a settlement from a prior dispute between Puzo and Paramount in 1992, according to the suit. Puzo died in 1999. The 2006 video game loosely followed the events of the Oscar-winning 1972 film and featured the voices of original actors James Caan and Robert Duvall.