Japanese bestsellers to flood big screen
“Norwegian Wood,” “Confessions,” “Closed Note” and “Paradise Lost.”
These Japanese films, set to be released in Seoul next month, have one thing in common: they are all cinematic versions of Japan’s bestselling novels.
According to Cracker Pictures, one of local distributors of the films, this is no coincidence ― the trend of making book-based films has been popular in Japan for the past couple of years.
“For a while, Japan was all about making ‘event movies,’ movies that were based on TV dramas,” said the CEO of Cracker Pictures, who wanted to remain anonymous.