EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox has acquired People Who Eat Darkness, the landmark book of true crime by Richard Lloyd Parry, which chronicles the harrowing murder of a young Englishwoman working in Tokyo and her parents’ odyssey navigating the institutional ineptitude of the Japanese legal and police systems to bring their daughter’s killer to justice.

Parry is an award-winning foreign correspondent and Asia bureau chief for The Times of London. The book was published in 2010 and hailed for its forensic reportage and unflinching examination of an evilmdeed. There is no producer or filmmaker attached.

The author’s deal was made by Judy Daish & Associates.