Duffer Brothers Sued for Ripping Off "Stranger Things' From Short"

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"Mr. Kessler's claim is completely meritless", said Alex Kohner, attorney for the Duffers. Kessler claimed he pitched the idea to develop the short film into a television series to the Duffer siblings at a party during the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014. 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.

He became aware of their series for Netflix in 2016 when "Stranger Things", set in IN, was released with similar themes including portals to an alien world, psychic abilities, and monsters. Either way, neither Netflix nor the Duffers have publicly responded.

Stranger Things creators the Duffer brothers have denied accusations that they stole the idea for their hit Netflix series from a short film by director Charlie Kessler, who has filed suit against them.

But both Kessler's Montauk and Netflix's Stranger Things were created long after a 1992 book called The Montauk Project: Experiments in Time spread tales - and countless conspiracy theories - about secret government experiments at a place called Camp Hero in Montauk, Long Island. "This is just an attempt to profit from other people's creativity and hard work", he said in a statement to TV Guide.

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"TMZ obtained the casting call from August 2015 for the role of Barbara which read alongside a description of the character: "You have a self tape request for the Netflix series 'Montauk" starring Winona Ryder and by the creators of 'Wayward Pines".

The dispute adds to similar others in the entertainment industry in recent years. Marvin Gaye's family sued Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for copyright infringement, pointing out resemblances between the pair's song "Blurred Lines" and Gaye's "Got to Give It Up". In March, a federal appeals court upheld the lower courts' verdict. The 1969 play is also about a female custodian who tries to free a sea creature - a dolphin, in this case - from a laboratory using animals as weapons.

One of the more intriguing and impressive things about Stranger Things is that the show seemingly came out of nowhere. It was recently renewed for a third season.

As well as featuring acclaimed actors such as Winona Ryder, the show has propelled its young stars, including the likes of Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, and Caleb McLaughlin to worldwide stardom.

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