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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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James Selrado    

Nice try, Yvonne...considering Robert Rodriguez wrote the screenplay in 1993.

962 days ago
32.

Robert Bateman    

Funny that since Robert Rodriguez wrote the screenplay in 1993.

962 days ago
33.

AbiTx82    

....woooowww...look at those confidently pursed lips!!! It's as if she's saying "Si Mi Amigo my wonderful script exploiting the mexican-american culture was stolen from me!! Ai Chihuahua!!"

But...wasn't the character of 'Machete' used in Spy Kids...like waaaay before even the fake trailer???? And why is Rodriguez being sued when Manquis is supposedly the one whom this...****y looking woman said gutted her for info?

Any ways...there isn't one single original idea left in this world any more so good luck with that lady!!

...I think this woman is full of sh*t!!

961 days ago
34.

DJ Blur    

Yeah, and Friday The 13th isn't about a man who goes on a killing spree with a knife......

960 days ago
35.

Kira    

Im sorry, what?? This lady is crazy. #1, this is the same damn movie Robert has been making since El Mariachi. I love the guy, but seriously he only makes one movie, over and over again. #2, Machete is a character he created for Spy Kids wayyyyy before 2005. Lady, go f yourself.

849 days ago
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