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Mixing mediums: Chinese cellphone novel goes film

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We guess filmmakers aren't above rummaging through text messages to find inspiration, since Deep Love, Japan's first major cellphone novel turned into a big screen flick, and now China's own cellphone novel, Outside the Fortress Beseiged is getting the box office treatment. Well, not by Hollywood and it won't be showing in theaters, but a Taiwanese company Bestis Technologies bought the rights and will create 30 to 40 clips that will be viewed on cellphones and across the internet. And if text novels like these really can make money as cellular or big screen flicks then it really is just a matter of time before those LA film moguls will start poking their fingers in the mix.          

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