[spoiler]DONALD KAUFMAN: Okay, but there’s a twist. See, we find out the killer suffers from multiple personality disorder. Okay? See, he’s really also the cop and the girl. All of them. It’s all him! Isn’t that crazy?
CHARLIE KAUFMAN: Look, the only idea more overused than serial killers is multiple personality. On top of that you explore the notion that cop and criminal are really two aspects of the same person. See every cop movie ever made for other examples of this.
DONALD KAUFMAN: Mom called it psychologically taut.
CHARLIE KAUFMAN: The other thing is, there’s no way to write this. Did you consider that? I mean, how exactly would you show a character holding himself hostage?
DONALD KAUFMAN: Trick photography?[right]–Adaptation[/right][/spoiler]