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Hollywood to Adapt Paprika Novel for Live-Action TV Series


Hollywood is taking a crack at adapting another story from Japan, but this time they’re going straight to the source with an adaptation of Yasutaka Tsutsui’s novel Paprika. The novel is widely known in the anime world for the acclaimed feature film adaptation by Satoshi Kon and anime studio Madhouse, and the Hollywood version aims to adapt Tsutsui’s story as a TV series.

According to Deadline, Amazon Studios is working on the production along with executive producer Cathy Yan and her Rewild production banner and Hivemind Entertainment. Masi Oka (Heroes) is on board as one of the producers, as well.

Cathy Yan previously helmed the DC Comics film Birds of Prey. 

Here’s how Sony describes Satoshi Kon’s adaptation of Paprika:

Prepare to enter the realm of fantasy and imagination — where reality and dreams collide in a kaleidoscopic mindscape of sheer visual genius. The magical tale centers on a revolutionary machine that allows scientists to enter and record a subject’s dream. After being stolen, a fearless detective and brilliant therapist join forces to recover the device — before it falls into the hands of a “dream terrorist” in this gripping anime thriller from acclaimed director Satoshi Kon.

Source: Deadline