Duffer Brothers Are Being Sued Over Plot of Stranger Things

Millie Bobby Brown to earn $3.2M for new season of ‘Stranger Things

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Netflix did not immediately respond to SYFY WIRE's request for comment. Kessler created a short film called Montauk, which released in 2011 and focused on the mysteries surrounding Montauk itself, and also wrote a feature script called The Montauk Project. "This is just an attempt to profit from other people's creativity and hard work". So, whether or not they knew about the real life Montauk Project before Charlie Kessler spoke to them or not is probably what this whole case will hinge on.

It is fair to say that in a pop culture era defined by 1980s nostalgia, Netflix's Stranger Things probably reigns supreme as the ultimate love letter to the Reagan years.

"Mr. Kessler's claim is completely meritless", the Duffers" legal representation said.

Not only that, but Montauk also has a portal too another dimension and a monster that resembles a toy.

Kessler's film was based on a long-held conspiracy theory that the U.S. government conducted secret experiments on children at a military or air force base in Montauk in the 1970s and '80s, with the goal of creating new psychological warfare techniques. Charlie Kessler claims he pitched the idea to the Duffer brothers in 2014 and is suing to prevent them making more episodes based on his concepts.

The Duffer Brothers - and members of the cast - have explained in previous interviews that the story of Stranger Things is based on stories about Camp Hero, and Project MKUltra, a Central Intelligence Agency mind control programme.

The initial trial ended in 2015 with the family receiving US$5.3 million and 50 percent interest in ongoing royalties from Blurred Lines.

Stranger Things is well on its way to the third season, however, things aren't sailing smoothly, as the Duffer brothers are accused of plagiarizing Montauk.

A filmmaker claims the creators of "Stranger Things" took the idea for the hit Netflix show from him, and he's ready to battle it out in court.

The younger stars - Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Finn Wolfhard (Mike) etc - make up the B tier, set to be taking home a reported £140k and £176k.

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