Paprika Novel Secures Birds of Prey Director in Hollywood Live-Action Series
Yasutaka Tsutsui’s 1993 novel of the same name, Paprikawill get its own live-action series in Hollywood and the sci-fi psychological thriller secures the director of Birds of preyCathy Yan, to direct the show under Amazon Studios and Hivemind.
Paprika is a novel written by Yasutaka Tsutsui in 1993 which first appeared in Marie Claire magazine and was followed by a manga adaptation by Reiji Hagiwara in 1995 which was published in 2005. Paprika got an animated movie in 2006 and now he’ll be back for a live-action series in Hollywood.
In a report by Deadline, the live-action series of Paprika locked in Birds of prey director Cathy Yan to executive produce and direct the upcoming show based on Yasutaka Tsutsui’s novel under Amazon Studios and Hivemind.
Yan worked on Birds of prey as director of the Harley Quinn-directed film. Yan, who recently earned his first-ever Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for Succession episode”The perturbation”will work on Paprika with Ash Sarohia, his producing partner under the Rewild banner, Masi Oka, and Jason F. Brown of Hivemind.
Paprika is a techno-thriller novel that follows a new form of psychotherapy in the distant future where dream monitoring and intervention would be used to treat mental disorders.
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Atsuko, the eminent scientist of the project, has her alter-ego, Paprika, to intervene with the dreams of the mentally ill and heal them from there. However, the new device called DC Mini has been stolen and they search for it as the culprit invades the minds of others.
Paprika got an animated film in 2006, being part of the official selection of the New York Film Festival of the same year, and it also participated in the 63rd Venice International Film Festival, among others.
There is no release date yet for the live-action series of Paprika.