I'd just say that changing something's title don't allow you to use assets that belong to an IP of someone else.
Well, they obviously would have to play around with some assets to make it look different and don't follow the exact storyline, but at least the whole work wouldn't be lost.
“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.”
- George Orwell, ‘1984’