|Notes ||This is an adaptation of a Stephen King short story in title and one scene only. King eventually sued New Line Cinema in order to have his name removed from the film's title. |
The film is commonly believed to have been written under the title "CyberGod", and elements of the Stephen King story included after the fact. In fact, it was written between May and August 1990 under the title "The Lawnmower Man", and filmed between May and June 1991. When King first saw the film on 3 March 1992, he called it "an extraordinary piece of work, at least visually", wished it success and recognised the elements of the original short story which were used in the screenplay, but did not initiate legal action against Allied Entertainment until 28 May.
In Japan, the film was titled "Virtual Wars", avoiding the controversy altogether.