9/14/2016 7:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
50 Cent‘s new superhero series might be dead before it even takes flight — Starz is being threatened with a lawsuit if they don’t shut down the production.
JourStarr Publications fired off a legal letter, obtained by TMZ, saying the premise of Fiddy’s upcoming show “Tomorrow, Today” is a rip-off of the book, “Othello Greene: The Story Begins.”
50 Cent and premium cable channel Starz announced they were doing the show last month, and said it was based on a screenplay 50 wrote. The book’s publisher says that’s BS, and Anthony Baltimore is actually the author.
The publisher says it’s giving Starz 10 days to back down or else … it can expect a super-lawyer battle.