Director and screenwriter spar over Taiwanese thriller

Argument centers on payment for use of original story idea

Taiwan News
Date: 017/04/01
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The director and the screenwriter of just-released Taiwanese

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crime thriller “Who Killed Cock Robin?” (目擊者) sparred over a payment dispute Saturday.

The movie tells the story of a journalist who finds out that his car was involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident he once witnessed and took pictures of which were too blurred to use as evidence.

The present-day dispute between director Cheng Wei-hao (程偉豪) and screenwriter Dorothy Chen (陳玉珊) almost echoes the who-said-what intrigue of the movie itself.

The author claimed that while the movie was released on March 31, she still had not seen the NT$150,000 (US$4,900) she had been promised for her writing.

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