Magazine article Screen International

Emperor, Wanda Take Rights to Keigo Higashino Bestseller

Magazine article Screen International

Emperor, Wanda Take Rights to Keigo Higashino Bestseller

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Hong Kong-based Emperor Motion Pictures and China's Wanda Media have acquired the Chinese-language film and TV rights to Keigo Higashino's best-selling Japanese novel Miracles Of The Namiya General Store.

The collaboration marks the first of Higashino's novels to be adapted for the Chinese market.

In 2012, Miracles Of The Namiya General Store won Japan's prestigious Chuo Koron Literary Prize. The book's Chinese translation was one of Amazon China's top 10 best-selling novels with more than 1.6 million copies sold in China.

"Mr. Higashino's novels have held millions of readers spellbound over decades and Miracles Of The Namiya General Store is unquestionably one of his best loved works," said EMP CEO Albert Lee.

The rights were acquired from Japanese publisher Kadokawa Corporation. Production is expected to start next year for delivery in 2017. …

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