Hollywood directorial titans James Cameron and Steven Spielberg reportedly locked horns over who should have the rights to a little heard of magazine collaboration between writers from popular satirical website TheSpoof.com.
Both directors apparently picked up on the story at approximately the same time, and both declared an interest in developing the project into the Hollywood blockbuster movie of 2013.
Which is how the trouble started.
Spielberg comdemned Cameron for being "too predictable" claiming that he foresaw the ending of 'Titanic' before he even set foot in the movie theater.
Cameron retaliated by saying that 'ET' was "a sack of shit about a dwarf bike riding alien who was so effing dumb that he couldn't even phone home like a mature adult."
So it appears that a war of words is quietly hotting up, which is an extraordinary development, considering the collaboration has barely even got off the ground yet.
Officials at TheSpoof.com were remaining tight-lipped this morning, especially Mark Lowton, the site owner, who was reportedly putting together a bid to buy Liverpool Football Club in an attempt to really piss off some of his writing stable.
Skoob Entertainment News can confirm that the collaboration was the brainchild of seriously demented Spoofer extraordinaire, Jagged One (aka Eric Cantona's back) who raised the challenge on a site forum. It appears that the plan was taken on by Spoofer Jean Le Fete, (not renowned for letting the grass grow under his feet) who went on to pen the first instalment.
Subsequent developments and additional chapters from ex-pirate Captain Morse (lured out of retirement from the US Virgin Islands where he relaxes by watching bikini clad beach babes) Welsh Wizard Masterchev, the Mancunian master of mirth Iain B, and the delightful Texan Southern Belle, Charpa served only to heighten the Hollywood frenzy.
The icing on the cake came when Jagged One himself contributed a chapter which didn't involve Chinese railroad workers or spaced out time travel in a Morris Minor.
Even Skoob Entertainment News founder, Skoob1999 tossed a chapter in, but that was a bit shit so we won't dwell on it here.
In related news, Hollywood moguls and the team who made 'Cheers!' have also declared an interest in developing a TV series based around legendary Spoof hangout The Oasis Bar And Grill, as immortalised in the Writer's Forum.
More as we get it.