the Brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, who are behind the Netflix-hitserien 'Stranger Things' 6. may manifest themselves in front of a jury in Los Angeles.
The two are accused of having stolen the idea behind the tremendously popular science fiction series from an american filmmaker.
The writing techmediet Engadget.
'Stranger Things', a group of boys to reach to the bottom of a series of supernatural happenings in the small town of Hawkins in the state of Indiana. There are strange monsters from another dimension, regeringskonspirationer and secret laboratories performing sinister experiments on humans.
But believe that the film director Charlie Kessler, who is behind the action, reminds very much about the plot in his film 'Montauk', which had its premiere in 2011 - five years ahead of the Netflix series debuting on the streamingplatformen.
the Kesslers movie deals namely also similar incidents around military installations, where there is a series of supernatural events. These were said to be similar to the plot in Duffer brothers ' hitserie.
In the suit, describes the film-in addition, how he in 2014 told the two brothers about the possibility of creating a science fiction series that would take its point of departure in the film.
Both Matt and Ross Duffer denies that it should be carried out. They say that their interest in regeringskonspirationer and menneskeforsøg goes way back - even before the alleged meeting with Kessler.
But now a judge at the delstatsretten in California decided that the matter must to court. The california judge said even that 'there is very little independent evidence that can confirm the series 'originality'.
It helps the most likely not the two brothers ' case, that the working title of 'Stranger Things' in the first place was 'The Montauk Project', writes Engadget.
Netflix has from the beginning shown unconditional support to serieskaberne.
- the Duffer brothers have our full support. This case is groundless, and we look forward to get confirmed in court, writes a spokesman for the streaminggiganten to Engadget.