Man Says He Wrote Lost—in '77

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2009 6:30 PM CDT
This 2006 file photo, provided by ABC, shows the primary cast of the network's dramatic series "Lost."   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A Hollywood producer has filed a lawsuit claiming he wrote the original pilot for ABC’s hit series Lost—in 1977, TMZ reports. Anthony Spinner says ABC passed on the series three times, then created a knockoff in 2004 with Touchstone Television. Spinner, who’s seeking a share of royalties, cites numerous similarities, including the “airplane headed to Los Angeles [that] crashes into a tropical jungle-like environment.”