September 20, 2004

Beijing's first SMS novel to be made into film

xin_23090120103711167403.jpg China's first novel delivered through SMS is being made into a film that will also be transmitted to cellphones and on the Internet, state media reported via China Daily.

"The Taiwan-based company Bestis Technologies has bought the film rights to Outside The Fortress Besieged, a 4,200-character, 60-chapter novel that has been sent out to cellphone subscribers in short instalments, said Xinhua news agency.

The film will consist of 30 to 40 segments and should be able to be viewed on cellphones, company officials said.

Earlier, a Beijing-based wireless business operator bought the domestic rights to the novel for 180,000 yuan (US$36,700)."

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-- Coming to a cellphone near you: A novel

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