01 Nov / Cloud of Sparrows: A Novel by Takashi Matsuoka [in AsianWeek]
It’s no surprise that Hollywood has apparently snapped up film rights to this sweeping historical saga, filled with all the exotica you ever tried to avoid – the geisha, the samurai, the ninja, the Zen master. Not to mention the zealous missionary who can barely keep those “urges” at bay.
The fun will be trying to figure out what big names they’ll cast – Keanu Reeves as Lord Genji? Lucy Liu as the geisha Heiko? Drew Barrymore as Emily Gibson, the woman with a past? Ben Affleck as Matthew Stark the killer? Mark my words …