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The creators of Stranger Things are being sued by filmmaker Charlie Kessler who says the idea for the Netflix show was stolen from his short film, Montauk, that was released in 2012.
Charlie says he met the Duffer brothers, who are the creators of Stranger Things, at a film festival in 2014 where he disused his film and script with them. His film told the story of a violent event dealing with conspiracy theories, the paranormal and government projects. If you haven’t seen Stranger Things, it surrounds a group of kids who get wrapped up in a government conspiracy and the “upside down” world.
The attorney’s for the Brothers says,
“[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.”
Written by Clarke Jones