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ET 11: “M” FOR MALAYSIA

Petronas Noir

In 1951, 20 years after the original, the Hollywood director Joseph Losey directed an adaptation of “M” set in Los Angeles. It never made it into the theatres for political reasons, but those who have seen it have not been enthusiastic.

Could you create an adaptation of the original “M” set in contemporary Kuala Lumpur? How would you do it?

Write a proposal for such an adaptation pitched at a Malaysian producer. Exactly how would you transform the film to reflect the contemporary Malaysian political and social environment? What settings would you use? Any casting ideas?

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