‘Drishyam’ franchise to be remade in South Korea

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A nonetheless from ‘Drishyam’
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Indian manufacturing banner Panorama Studios and Anthology Studios from South Korea on Sunday introduced a partnership for the remake of the Drishyam franchise in Korea.

The announcement was made on the India Pavilion through the ongoing Cannes Movie Pageant by the studios with their respective heads Kumar Mangat Pathak and Jay Choi in attendance.

Drishyam, the Malayalam crime thriller, follows Georgekutty (Mohanlal) and his household, who come below suspicion when Varun Prabhakar, the son of the IG Geetha Prabhakar, goes lacking. The 2013 film was written and directed by Jeethu Joseph.

The success of the movie led to remakes and sequels in 4 Indian languages: Drishya (2014) in Kannada, Drushyam (2014) in Telugu, Papanasam (2015) in Tamil, and Drishyam (2015) in Hindi. In keeping with the makers, the undertaking marks the primary time a Hindi movie is being formally remade within the Korean language. Pathak, who has acquired a number of language rights for Drishyam, mentioned he’s trying ahead to taking the movie franchise to South Korea.

“I’m excited that the Drishyam franchise is being made in Korean, a primary for a Hindi movie. This won’t solely enhance its attain outdoors India however will even put Hindi cinema on the worldwide map. All these years, we now have been impressed by Korean fare, and now they’ve discovered a muse in one in all our movies. What is usually a greater achievement for the Indian movie fraternity,” the producer mentioned in a press release.

Choi, who co-founded Anthology Studios with Parasite star Track Kang-ho and acclaimed director Kim Jee-woon, mentioned he’s excited concerning the collaboration.

“We’re thrilled to have a possibility to remake a massively profitable Hindi movie with a contact of originality from Korean cinema. And the remake has larger significance as the primary main co-production between Korea and India. By way of our partnership, we will convey the very best of each Indian and Korean cinema and make a significant remake that’s as wonderful as the unique,” Choi added.

U.S.-based Jack Nguyen, former Warner Bros govt, will function govt producer on the Korean remake of Drishyam. Nguyen has labored with Pathak on the WB-produced comedy Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge and with Choi within the critically-acclaimed blockbuster drama Age of Shadows starring Track.

“I’ve historical past with and the utmost respect for these highly-regarded producers so it was a pure match for me to convey them collectively to collaborate on a fantastic story in ‘Drishyam’. I’m excited to assist them make historical past with this first-of-its-kind Indian-Korean co-production,” added Nguyen.

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