I Know Everything - Chapter 49
Chapter 49: Everyone was moved!
On a Saturday night, there were sobbing sounds in the Essay section of Qiantang Evening News.
There were 12 editors in addition to the editor-in -chief Shao Dong. Most that cried were women but two young male editors were also crying.
Shao Dong and Zhao Xinde were editors in their 30s and 40s, so they didn’t cry as they had seen and experienced many things in their lives.
But even Shao Dong’s eyes were reddened.
Since 6 o’clock in the afternoon when a manuscript with 200k words named ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ was sent to them, they sat on their chairs and didn’t even move to drink water as they were completely immersed in the story.
Chen Huan would think that it was very understandable for them to act like that.
After ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ was written, the Shui family were the first to read it and a lot of tears ensued as their appearance was even more pitiful.
Even Xia He, who liked Chen Huan very much, said he was cruel, not to mention Shui Qianyu who almost gave him a beating.
“Teacher Chu, you’re going too far…” A young female editor was like the Shui family as she muttered while sobbing, “How can you be so cruel? This story shouldn’t be like this! Why not give the father and daughter pair a good ending? It wouldn’t be too late for the daughter to save him even if the father stayed in prison for twenty years!”
“Nonsense!” Another male editor rebutted her, “Teacher Chu’s choice is the best! This is what makes ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ so great!”
“That’s right, so it can expose the hypocrisy of the society and let the people reflect on it.” Zhang Xinde rubbed his eyes and gave Chen Huan a bitter smile, “Teacher Chu, I’m still saying the same thing. You’re so young, how can you write such a deep story that can touch and capture people’s hearts so easily?”
“It’s god helping me.” Chen Huan could only explain it like this with a smile.
“But Teacher Chu…” Shao Dong slowly spoke up, “Why is such a good story isn’t published in China but in South Korea? It had to be translated first, it’s so troublesome!”
“Do you know the recent news about ‘Love Letter’?” Chen Huan asked.
“I know! It was all over the internet!” A male editor with glasses in his 20s exclaimed, “But I support Teacher Chu! Because I’m Han Dong’er superfan!”
“There’s also things you didn’t know yet.” Chen Huan coughed a bit, “Let me reintroduce myself, I’m Chen Huan, I play the main male role in ‘Love Letter’.”
Shao Dong and the others were completely taken aback.
Then they looked at each other.
But the next moment, a female editor suddenly shot up and said, “Alright! Director Zhu is definitely bold! Teacher Chu as the lead actor can attract many young girls! What students from film school can be compared to you? Unless it was Su Mo from 20 years ago that can be compared to you!”
Chen Huan had no doubt about his handsomeness.
So he just smiled at the female editor’s compliment and said, “So that’s why I’m deeply connected to this movie. For reasons that I can’t disclose, ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ must be published in South Korea first and not here.”
Since Chen Huan already said so, there was no point for Shao Dong and the others to continue to persuade him.
Having already seen how beautiful ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ was, Shao Dong directly agreed and said, “Contacting South Korea publishing houses to translate and publish this, isn’t a big deal for our company. It just so happens that I have a friend that works in Xinghua News Agency in South Korea, I’ll ask him if he has some connection. If not, we’ll use the company’s to search for a publishing house.”
Shao Dong graduated from CUC (Communication University of China) and high level students like him had many seniors and juniors everywhere. It wasn’t easy for him to find a job.
But at the same time, he had a much broader connection than the average person.
“Thank you chief editor!” Chen Huan said with a nod, “I hope they can translate and publish it as quickly as possible. I don’t have any requirement for remuneration or numbers of books sold but I will only allow them to publish it in books and nothing else!”
“Is it for a movie?” Zhang Xingde immediately came back to his senses and asked.
It was the same the last time when Chen Huan published ‘A Bowl of Plain Noodles’.
But compared to ‘A Bowl of Plain Noodles’, ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ was more suitable for an adaptation to a movie.
“I hope it can be adapted into a movie.” Chen Huan said with a solemn tone.
“If there’s such a day, I will definitely contribute at least three movie tickets!” A female editor said with a serious face as she stretched out three fingers.
She was one of those who cried her heart out earlier.
“Thank you!” Chen Huan said confidently, “Thank you for enjoying the story I wrote!”
“No need to thank us yet.” Zhao Xinde said, “Teacher Chu, I won’t say much about you publishing it in South Korea. But how about you let Qiantang news report about ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’?”
Chen Huan exclaimed, “Around October, you should report it around October.”
‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ was made for the Busan International Film Festival and the mystery must be revealed at the festival.
Before that, they mustn’t let people in China know or there would not be any sense of mystery.
“Great!” Shao Dong slapped and yelled, “If this story was published, I don’t know how many fans Teacher Chu would obtain.”
“Those young girls will definitely become crazy about you!” A male editor said as he laughed.
“It’s not only the young girls, we middle aged women will be the same!” One of the oldest female editors declared, “People with children can feel the story between father and daughter even better. Teacher Chu, you’re just twisting our hearts, you’re hurting us badly!”
He was indeed a literate person. Even a small novel could bring out such beauty.
Chen Huan didn’t want to reveal to them that when the movie would be made, they would realize the crying they did wouldn’t be called crying!
People would know what it meant to cry their eyes out at that time.
“’Miracle in Cell No.7’ isn’t limited to adaptation to a movie.” Shao Dong cut in, “Don’t you think that it would be just as powerful if it was in theater?”
An editor agreed with him, “I also think so too! Theater is full of emotion and ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ doesn’t need special effects, it’s the plots that attract the audience. The acting from the theater actors can probably be even more exciting and emotional than from a movie!”
“I’m afraid I won’t dare to watch it.” A female editor spoke up with a sad tone. “I’m just reading text and I’m already bawling my eyes. I think I will need someone to accompany me if we go watch the movie, how dare I go to the theater!?”
Several people were discussing it there but their conversation opened a new door for Chen Huan.
Those ‘Happy Twist’ movies in his previous life were all basically adapted from theater play into the big screen. It was pretty good as the movies were all popular if the play was also popular.
‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ could do the same!
They would first tour the country cities with the play before making a movie!
“The smart and understanding system found a way for the weak chick host to become famous! New mission issued!”
“Within one year, the host needs to adapt the plagiarized ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ into a theater play and perform for the audience to see!”
“As long as the popularity requirements are met, the system will give out a mysterious reward that will definitely please the plagiarist host!”
Chen Huan’s first reaction when he heard this was anger.
Good Lord, That’s enough!
You keep reminding me of plagiarism and copyright at every single sentence! Aren’t I ashamed?
There’s no such work in this world. I remembered with my own skill and worked very hard to write it! How doesn’t it count as my own work?
Come out and let’s make this clear!