Netflix Stranger Things Accused of stealing filmmaker ideas

Charlie Kessler The filmmaker of Montauk Project accuses the brothers Matt and Ross Duffer; writers behind the thrilling drama series of stealing his ideas from his six minute film about an incident on Long Island

Stranger Things is a drama series inspired by a tale of science fiction and a thrilling string of mysteries displayed by a number of teenagers who get involved in a government conspiracy while trying to find their missing friend

As stated in the lawsuit Kessler filed, he alleges he discussed the ideas of his short movie prior the release in 2014 with both brothers in a party during the Tribeca Film Festival. In 2012 the short film won an award at the Hamptons Film Festival.

“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.” The Duffer Brother’s attorney revealed to CNN

The Montauk Project: Experiments in time was science fiction book released IN 1992 by the author Preston Nichols, tellING the story of time travel experiments at the Montauk Air Force Base at the eastern tip of Long Island

In November 2017, Gaten Matarazzo (aka Dustin) revealed in an interview done by Wired that the series was based on a place in Montauk, New York called Camp Hero where there was rumors of secret government spies doing human experiments to fight in the Cold War claiming it’s based on that one government lab.

Netflix has yet to announce the release of the third season of Stranger things but reports claim the sequel should be out by the end of 2018 not later than the start of 2019.

Could the creators of the teenage superheroes be frauds after all?