The brothers Matt and Ross Duffer deny the idea of Stranger Things to have stolen. Their attorney Alex Kohner speaks in a statement of the accusation against of filmmaker Charlie Kessler, who claims that the brothers Duffer the series based on his short film Montauk from 2012.
The cast of Stranger Things.
“The claim of mr. Kessler is totally worthless. He had nothing to do with the creation or the development of Stranger Things. The brothers Duffer will have his short film not seen, and have never spoken with him about cooperation. This is just an attempt to exploit someone else’s creativity and commitment,” writes the lawyer on behalf of the brothers.
To own say came Charlie Kessler in 2014 in contact with the Duffers and pitchte the concept. According to the filmmaker, the brothers then with his idea to get gone. The working title of Stranger Things was also Montauk and would have the series in the first place, also playing in the town with that name, before the producers take it to the fictional town of Hawkins to move.
Kessler claims in his complaint damages and a judgment of a rechtbankjury.