British writer Jeffrey Archer’s crime-thriller novel ‘False Impression’ to be adapted into Chinese TV drama

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/10/26 16:18:39

A crime-thriller novel by British writer Jeffrey Archer will be developed into a drama series for Chinese television audiences for the first time, a UK-based film and TV producer announced on Wednesday.

The novel, False Impression, is an engrossing tale which spans across the globe as a famous work of art, Vincent van Gogh's Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, goes missing to provide the backdrop for an absorbing plot which made this crime-thriller a best-seller in 2005.

Archer is one of Britain's most famous novelists. His books have sold approximately 330 million copies around the globe.

British producer Wilson Worldwide Production (WWP) has reached deal with Canada's New Franchise Media, which owns the television and film rights to many of Archer's works, for the Chinese TV market adaptation.

WWP CEO Josh Wilson said, "We plan to produce a story that is layered and exciting. Jeffrey Archer has a penchant for producing page-turning books and that was something we really wanted to translate in to must-see TV."

Jeffrey Archer said, "I am thrilled that WWP and New Franchise Media will be producing False Impression and am intrigued to see how it is received in China."

A film and TV production company based in London, WWP has set its eyes on the Asian region, especially the Chinese market, in recent years.

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