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10 Oct 2012

Asian Film Market showcases 10 literature projects

The Asian Film Market 2012 launched an event called Book To Film 2012 where 10 literary works are being considered for film adaptations. Book To Film provides an opportunity for book publishers and film producers to buy and sell copyright for potential film ventures. Out of 49 entries, 10 books were selected, and the writers are now pitching projects during the Asian Film Market 2012, running in conjunction with the Busan International Film Festival.

The 10 selected projects encompass various literary genres. Wizard Bakery written by Gu Byeong-mo won the Changbi Youth Literature Award and Kang Tae-sik’s Goodbye, Zoo won the Hankyoreh Literature Award. Both works are remarkable examples of a writer's creative imagination.

love runs, a novel written by Sim Yunkyung that won the Hankyoreh Literature Award and an autobiographical novel While You Were Flying - Secret 'F' Diary by Jung Dami, a former cabin crew member, will be introduced at the event. Both novels would be considered for romantic comedy films.

The novel For Yoriko by Norizuki Rintaro, winner of the Honkaku Mystery Grand Prize in Japan; Ann written by Jeon A-ri, winner of the Segye Youth Literature Award; and Unlock Millenium, a story about a conspiracy written by Cho Wan-sun , are possible candidates for films projects as mystery thrillers.

Other works at the event include Easy Girl by Park Sung kyung, a screenplay writer and The Future Woman : Memento by Lee Jung-sub, a film producer and prominent screenplay writer. Lee Jae-ik, a radio producer and screenplay writer, is offering his novel Ghost Story of a Night Bus. All three works are novels by writers who have substantial experience in the film and publication industry.

Via : Asian Film Market Press Release dated 12/09/2012