Creators of ‘Stranger Things’ Sued for Stealing the Plot of the Show
The creators of the hit Netflix show Stranger Things, the Duffer Brothers are in trouble for allegedly stealing the plot of the show. Charlie Kessler has filed a lawsuit against Matt and Ross Duffer for stealing the idea of the show from his film Montauk and a similar feature film The Montauk Project.
He has claimed that he spoke to the brothers at Tribeca Film Festival in April 2014 during a party and discussed the script with them. His film Montauk was about a Long Island community that deals with a violent event that inspires many conspiracy theories, and dealt with secret government projects and paranormal activity. The sci-fi, found-footage film also had a main character of a cop who had a troubled past.
The show Stranger Things about a group of kids who look for their missing friend and encounter much bigger things including sci-fi monsters, secret government experiments, and much more. It has gained a huge following all over the world and made the little stars famous overnight. The attorney for the Duffer brothers released a statement saying “[Kessler] 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.” Netflix has not yet commented on the debacle.