I’d never thought someone would adapt the book into a film,” award-winning British foreign correspondent Jon Swain told the Globe. “It’s a very thrilling experience – it’s a wonderful, positive and uplifting thing to happen.”
The book in question is Swain’s 1997 memoir, River of Time: A Memoir of Vietnam and Cambodia. In June, it was announced that screenwriter Lawrence Osbourne would adapt Swain’s memoir for the silver screen, to be produced by Bangkok-based Indochina Productions.
Swain, a former Agence France-Presse (AFP) and The Sunday Times correspondent, is known best for his award-winning work in Cambodia and Vietnam, which won him the 1975 British Press Awards Journalist of the Year.