The Netflix’s critically acclaimed series Stranger Things directed by the Duffer Brothers has come under fire in a recent lawsuit claiming that the show stole the premise. Since this is a hugely popular show on Netflix, we’ll give you all the news here about it!
The person who filed the lawsuit was Charlie Kessler, who directed a short film called Montauk in 2012. The plot was about the supernatural phenomena that were plaguing a government research base. The short was meant to be a teaser for a much larger film titled The Montauk Project. According to Mr.Kessler, he originally pitched his film idea to the brothers during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The Duffer’s lawyer has released this statement in response to the lawsuit.
“Mr. Kessler’s claim is completely meritless, he had no connection to the creation or development of ‘Stranger Things.’ The Duffer Brothers have neither seen Mr. Kessler’s short film nor discussed any project with him. This is just an attempt to profit from other people’s creativity and hard work.”- Alex Kohner
As someone unfamiliar with the series, It’s hard for me to understand how fans must feel about this accusation. In my personal opinion however, I don’t the think this suit has much power behind it as it mainly based around Kessler’s claim. My sympathies do go out to Mr. Kessler, even if the Druffer didn’t steal his idea, it must be frustrating to see someone succeed where your own attempts failed. As of the time of this story, Netflix has yet comment on the situation.
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Source – dreadcentral