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'Machete' Directors

Sued By Writer --

You JACKED My Film Idea!!

2/2/2012 10:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Yvonne Delarosa
The directors behind the movie "Machete" are two shameless dirty movie stealers -- this according to a new lawsuit, filed by a writer/actress who claims they ripped off her ideas to make the machete-wielding revenge film.

Yvonne Delarosa filed the lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming one of the directors -- Ethan Maniquis -- solicited her for ideas back in 2005 for a movie in which a man goes on a killing spree with a machete ... and then used them without paying her.

According to the lawsuit, Yvonne shared her brilliant characters and storylines believing she'd be compensated -- but she never was ... and the movie was released in 2010, containing a bunch of her contributions.

Now, Yvonne is suing both Maniquis and his co-director Robert Rodriguez for breach of contract -- seeking unspecified damages.

Yvonne does not specify which ideas were hers. Calls to Robert and Ethan's production company have not been returned.

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3Storms    

The movie was racist anti-white anti-American garbage anyway

907 days ago
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su.san smith    

REALLY - This has to be an joke, because I know the writer of the screenplay and who came up with the idea - is NOT the person you said.

907 days ago
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jeff    

Tarentino and Rodriguez are hands down the 2 best directors in Hollywood. I don't think either one has made a bad movie ever. Machete is the best movie I have seen in YEARS. I just watched it again about 2 weeks ago. It's cool they're buddies. I love violent movies.

907 days ago
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Robert    

Funny...Rodriguez came up with Machete in 2001 when he put him in Spy Kids

Now I know the character didn't go on a killing spree but it's basically the same character...hmmm I call bull****

907 days ago
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Jomer    

A woman with a movie idea? impossible. She is clearly lying.

907 days ago
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Robert    

I stopped reading after "solicited her".

907 days ago
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Ghost Rider    

Thats just the way it goes if this is true, they need to get over it.

907 days ago
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V Kint    

Who in the hell would ADMIT to writing this piece of crap?!

907 days ago
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awards    

Would she settle for some donkey sperm?

907 days ago
10.

kristine    

ideas cant be copyrighted.
methods and procedures CAN be copyrighted.

class dismissed!

907 days ago
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Gloria    

Why would anybody want to take credit for this flop if it was me i would pay her $100 and say fine it was your idea case closed.

907 days ago
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HARRY NIPPLES, Jr.    

You can't breach a contract unless you have a contract... duh.

907 days ago
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george    

nice try Yvonne Delarosa - but a variation of the character appeared in 1993 in Desperado, and then in the 2001 Spy Kids films, before the faux trailer that appeared in the 2007 Grindhouse. Prepare to have your suit fall on it's face.

907 days ago
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crimsons    

Good luck with that, babe. Register it with the WGA next time and sorry about your life savings going to some lawyer for nothing.

907 days ago
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disinter    

Ideas cannot be copyrighted and if they CAN, she just opened HERSELF up to a lawsuit from the guys who wrote Friday the 13th.

907 days ago
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