Chi­nese ac­tor buys rights to City Hunter

China Daily (USA) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

The rights to Tsukasa Hojo's most pop­u­lar book series, City Hunter, has been ac­quired by Es­tar Me­dia, a Chi­nese com­pany founded by Chi­nese ac­tor Huang Xiaom­ing.

Huang an­nounced the deal in Shang­hai.

The first project will be a movie adap­ta­tion, which will see Huang in the lead­ing role of Ryo Saeba, and Stan­ley Tong as the di­rec­tor.

Tong is known for work­ing with Jackie Chan in the 1990s, in such ac­tion movies as Rum­ble in the Bronx and the Po­lice Story series.

Ja­panese manga artist Hojo pub­lished the City Hunter book series from 1985 to 1991, which be­came one of the best-sell­ing works in Ja­pan.

Fol­low­ing the story of the pri­vate de­tec­tive Ryo Saeba, the books have been adapted into TV an­i­ma­tions, video games and movies. Sim­i­lar to the James Bond series, the sto­ries re­volve around crime and love af­fairs. (Photo 5)

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