Argument centers on payment for use of original story idea
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The director and the screenwriter of just-released Taiwanese
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.