- Associated Press - Friday, November 26, 2010

TOKYO (AP) - The director of an upcoming movie based on Haruki Murakami’s book “Norwegian Wood” says it took him four years to win the Japanese author’s approval to adapt the popular novel.

Vietnamese-French director Tran Anh Hung said Friday that Murakami was initially protective of the love story, which has sold more than 10 million copies in Japan and 2.6 million abroad in 36 languages.

The movie, set in Tokyo in the late 1960s, is about a university student who is torn between two women _ the girlfriend of his best friend who committed suicide, and a self-confident and independent woman.

“Norwegian Wood” will open in Japan in December and is scheduled for release in 36 countries.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide