‘Stranger Things’ Sued For Allegedly Stealing Show’s Concept
Things are getting interesting for the creators of the hit Netflix series ‘Stranger Things.’
By kncipat on April 4, 2018
Things are getting interesting for the creators of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things.
The Hollywood Reporter ran a story today that claims, “Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer are being sued for allegedly stealing the idea for their hit Netflix series.
Charlie Kessler is suing the Duffers for breach of implied contract, claiming he pitched the brothers his concept for a sci-fi story set near an abandoned military base during a party at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.
Kessler says Stranger Things is based on his short film Montauk, and feature film script entitled The Montauk Project — both of which are set in the New York city of the same name, which Kessler says is home to “various urban legends, and paranormal and conspiracy theories.”
Kessler’s attorney Michael Kernan argues that the 2014 party pitch created an implied-in-fact contract pursuant to well-established industry norms.”
We’ll keep an eye on this story for sure!