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04 July 2007 :: 14:07:39 pm 4380

Best-Selling Thailand Crime Thrillers Set For Hollywood

The best-selling Thailand-based novels of British author John Burdett are poised for the big screen after being snapped up by a Hollywood production company.
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Film rights for Burdett’s “Bangkok 8″ featuring incorruptible hero detective Sonchai Jitleecheep have been purchased by Millennium Films, entertainment journal Daily Variety reported.

No further details were available but director James McTeigue, who directed cult film “V for Vendetta” has been lined up for the movie, which may be the first in a series, Variety reported.

Burdett is a former Hong Kong-based lawyer who has forged a successful writing career. “Bangkok 8″ was published to acclaim in 2003 and is the first of three detective novels set in the Thai capital.

Bangkok 8
By John Burdett

In surreal Bangkok, city of temples and brothels, where Buddhist monks in saffron robes walk the same streets as world-class gangsters, a US marine sergeant is killed inside a locked Mercedes by a maddened python and a swarm of cobras. Two policemen – the only two in the city not on the take – arrive too late.

Minutes later, only one is alive

The cop left standing, Sonchai Jitpleecheep, is a devout Buddhist and swears to avenge the death of his partner and soul brother. To do so he must use the forensic techniques of modern policing and his own profound understanding of the mystical workings of the spirit world. Both will be vital as he immerses himself in the moneyed underbelly of Bangkok – where desire rules and where he will eventually find the killer, a predator of an even more sinister variety….

Reporter : Sirithanon   Photo : Internet   Category : Entertainment News

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