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TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY YANNICK PASQUET - German book writer Timur Vermes poses with his new book 'Er ist wieder da' in his flat in Munich, southern Germany, on January 18, 2013. What would happen if Hitler would be alive today? The satire 'Er ist wieder da' envisions Hitler living in the twenty-first century in Berlin. AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOF STACHE        (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY YANNICK PASQUET - German book writer Timur Vermes poses with his new book 'Er ist wieder da' in his flat in Munich, southern Germany, on January 18, 2013. What would happen if Hitler would be alive today? The satire 'Er ist wieder da' envisions Hitler living in the twenty-first century in Berlin. AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

BERLIN (AP) — A bestselling German satirical novel about Adolf Hitler's reappearance 66 years after the end of World War II is to be turned into a movie.

The book "Er ist Wieder Da" has become a surprise success since it was published last year, selling more than 1.3 million printed and electronic copies despite fact that it deals with a touchy subject for many Germans.

In the book the Nazi leader awakens in modern-day Berlin and becomes the star of a TV comedy show.

An English-language version is to be released in April under the title "Look Who's Back."

Munich-based Constantin Film said Tuesday it plans to produce a movie based on the book to be released in 2015. The script will be written by the book's author, Timur Vermes.

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