Annaud Seeks A “Wolf Totem”

French director Jean-Jacques Annaud will helm an adaptation of Chinese author Jiang Rong’s “Wolf Totem” for Beijing Forbidden City Corp says Variety.

The story is a fictional, philosophical account of life in the 1970s in the remote China-Mongolia border region, and the struggle between traditional mores and encroaching modernity.

“Wolf Totem” won the Asian equivalent of the Booker Prize in 2007. Annaud and Rong have been scouting for locations in China.