HomeCelebrity News‘Diary Of A Murderer’ has been adapted for the big screen by Kourosh Ahari, a film director from Iran

‘Diary Of A Murderer’ has been adapted for the big screen by Kourosh Ahari, a film director from Iran

Former serial killer Kim Young-ha’s original novella follows him as he battles Alzheimer’s disease, which causes him to suffer rapidly worsening memory loss. The emergence of new killings mimicking his mode of operation years ago threatens his now peaceful life with his daughter, so he plans one final killing before losing his memory.

As reported by Deadline on August 17, Mammoth Pictures, the production company behind the horror-thriller The Night, has acquired both film and television rights to the book. The film will be directed by Mammoth Pictures’ creative director Kourosh Ahari (The Night, Parallel).

Henry Chaisson, who previously wrote Antlers and Servant, will write the screenplay for Diary Of A Murderer, the company’s first production following its announcement. Both Bristow and Bront worked on The Night, helping to produce the new movie. 

Diary Of A Murderer will not be the first film adaptation based on Kim’s novella – it was previously adapted into the Korean-language feature Memoir Of A Murder in 2017. As of yet, there are no other details on the new English version, including the cast and release date.

Eric Nam will debut as Jonah Yoon in the psychological thriller movie Transplant as renowned heart surgeon Dr. Edward Harmon (The Queen’s Gambit’s Bill Camp), Jonah’s mentor who drives him to succeed. Despite Transplant’s completion in Los Angeles, no definite release date has yet been announced.

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