(CN) - A Los Angeles production company claims in court that another studio is thwarting its plans to remake the 1984 comedy "All of Me."
Kings Road Entertainment accused West Coast Pictures and its co-founder, Sven Ebeling, of wrongfully claiming it owns the rights to the film.
Kings Road is the sole copyright owner of "All of Me" and was in talks to remake it with a third party according to the complaint in federal court in Los Angeles. But Kings Road says discussions came to a halt when West Coast sent a written legal threat to the unnamed third company.
The 1980s fantasy comedy is about a dying millionaire who accidentally has her soul transplanted to her lawyer's body. The film stars Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin.
West Coast Pictures became a shareholder in Kings Road Entertainment in 2007, according to the company's website.
Ebling and West Coast sued Kings Road in 2011, claiming Kings Road used a fraudulent corporate shake up to dilute its shares.
Kings Road sued the production company for declaratory relief and slander of title.
Kings Road is represented by Lee Williams of Williams & Kilkowski in Los Angeles.