Paramount and the estate of "The Godfather" author Mario Puzo settled their $1 million dustup over how much was owed to whom over sales and rentals of the 2006 game.

The estate of Puzo, who died in 1999, sued Paramount Pictures Corp., which licensed the game to Electronic Arts. The two sides appeared headed for trial until the agreement late Friday. Its terms were not disclosed.

"We think it's a terrific settlement," said Bert Fields, the lawyer for the Puzo estate, Bert Fields. "This involved one of the most admired films of all time."


EA was not involved in the lawsuit. The litigation has nothing to do with the game's delayed release into April. EA moved it out to make sure its release wasn't going up against the likes of Killzone 2, Halo Wars and Street Fighter IV.


Godfather Estate Settles Video Game Lawsuit [Agence France-Presse at Yahoo! via VE3D]