Tran Anh Hung Adapting Murakami’s Norwegian Wood

by Peter on July 31, 2008 · 2 comments

Jason Gray reports that Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung (“Cyclo”, “A Veritcal Ray of the Sun”, “The Scent of the Green Papaya”, and the upcoming “I Come With the Rain”) will be directing an adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood in Japanese. Asmik Ace’s Shinji Ogawa (“Ping Pong”) and Fuji TV’s Chihiro Kameyama (“Hero,” “Bayside Shakedown”, “I Just Didn’t Do It”) are producing with filming set to start in February 2009 for a 2010 theatrical release . The 1987 novel is a nostalgic coming-of-age story set in 1960′s Tokyo and was my first introduction to Murakami’s work (my favorite is The Wind-up Bird Chronicle). It was a huge publishing and pop-cultural phenomenon in Japan — wildly popular among Japanese youth.

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