Wong Kar Wai Adapts Zhang Jiajia’s “Ferryman”

It took years for us to get “The Grandmaster” which ultimately opened to mixed reviews. Now, acclaimed filmmaker Wong Kar-wai is turning his attention towards his next film which should hopefully come to fruition quicker.

Film Biz reports that Wong’s new project will be an adaptation of top-selling weibo author Zhang Jiajia’s short story “Ferryman” from the collection “I Belonged to You”. The story follows an affair between a girl and a married artist in Changchun, China.

A top-shelf cast is being assembled for the romantic tale which is expected to commence production next year.