Chinese online movie “The Heirs from the Stars” (“来自星星的继承者们“) has come forward refuting accusations of plagiarism that say that it is simply a combination of popular Korean dramas “The Heirs” and “My Love from the Stars.”
At a production press conference on September 16 in Beijing, the director of the Chinese film said that “The Heirs from the Stars” has nothing to do with the two Korean dramas and that the scenario had been out even before “The Heirs” and “My Love from the Stars” were aired.
The director said, “The title was decided upon simply for the commercial and buzz appeal.”
“Many might point fingers, but if people who watch the movie enjoy themselves, that is enough,” the director said, also reiterating the creativity of the movie and mentioning the possibility of a sequel.
According to the movie plot as introduced on Baidu, “The Heirs from the Stars” is about a man who slips 300 years into the future from the Qing Dynasty to the twenty-first century, subsequently becoming the heir to a large corporation. The man meets someone who was a woman from Baekje in a previous life for an arranged marriage, and they start to fall in love.
Online film “The Heirs from the Stars” will be released on iQIYI on September 19.