It seems like the news has been out there for awhile (I hadn't heard), but I'm most intrigued by the idea of Murakami being adapted for the big screen. He's a wonderful author, someone you should take the time to at least try on if you've never read his work. "Norwegian Wood" is as good a place to start as any. Unlike a lot of artistic endeavors that come out of Japan, Murakami is uniquely tuned in to Western sensibilities. His work has a sort of all-cultural appeal and is definitely worth your time. I'll be very curious to see Hung's film treatment.