Kalki 2898 AD scene stolen from South Korean artwork?

June 13, 2024

Kalki 2898 AD scene stolen from South Korean artwork?

The world of virtual reality is buzzing with discussions about the resemblances between Nag Ashwin’s futuristic universe in Kalki 2898 AD. Accusations of plagiarism have surfaced against the creators, coming from South Korean artist Sung Choi, who boasts experience with Marvel Studios, Disney, Warner Bros, and Netflix Animation.

Sung took to social media to express his dis of the unauthorized use of his work by the makers. Through a screenshot, he highlighted the similarities between his original creation and a scene from the Kalki 2898 AD trailer.

The disputed scene features a dystopian city in a post-apocalyptic setting of the year 2898 AD. Sung revealed his own artwork from a decade ago alongside the allegedly copied frame, emphasizing their striking resemblance.

Kalki 2898 Ad

As a concept illustrator and designer, Sung directly called out Vyjayanthi Movies, the production house behind Kalki 2898 AD, for what he perceives as art theft.

In his post, he asserted, “Unauthorized use of artwork is a bad practice. I sometimes even question doing art in this lawless environment #kalki2898ad #vyjayanthimovies @kalki2898ad @vyjayanthimovies.”

Following Sung’s accusation against the movie’s creators, social media users joined in to show support for him and criticize the film’s team. The highly-awaited science fiction blockbuster features A-list stars like Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, and Disha Patani.

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