Signed to write The Shangdong Boat Murders for a Chinese/American co-production.
It sounds like a Hollywood thriller: 33 crew members started off on an ocean voyage on the Shandong No. 2683 trawler; when the fishing boat returned eight months later, only 11 men were left, with 20 murdered and two missing after a grueling mutiny and fight between factions on the ship. A Weihai court in eastern China’s Shandong province convicted all 11 of the men for murder. Five of the men received death sentences, one given a suspended death sentence (life imprisonment, basically), and the other five 4 to 15-year sentences.