Don’t Breathe director confirms Tamil remake, Vikram may reprise Stephen Lang’s role

Talk about playing a blind assassin, nobody in Tamil can do a better job than Vikram. He has already pulled off one such performance in 2012 film Thandavam.

Written by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Updated: October 21, 2016 5:47 pm
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Ending days of speculations, Hollywood director Fede Alvarez has said that the talks for Tamil remake of his latest hit film, Don’t Breathe, are on. Fede confirmed the news on Twitter, while responding to a question. “All true! (And exciting),” he tweeted.

According to reports, actor Vikram is the frontrunner for Stephen Lang’s role in Don’t Breathe and director Anand Shankar is likely to helm the remake version of the Hollywood blockbuster.

Reports also claim that Gnanavel Raja of Studio Green will be producing the project of Vikram and Anand, who recently delivered one of this year’s top grossing films, Iru Mugan.

The team, however, is keeping everyone in suspense over the Tamil remake. If speculations are to be believed, the film should go on the floors in December, even as Vikram has already started a special diet to lose weight in preparation for the role.

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The housebound crime thriller received rave reviews from the media and fans alike and has grossed $147 million in its worldwide theatrical box office collection. Don’t Breathe is a story about three wanna-be thieves, who try to rob a blind man of his money by breaking into his house. However, it is too late before they realise that the sick old man is not as helpless as they think he is. The film recounts the struggles of the thieves as they are trapped in a house with a blind assassin with uncanny skills.

Talk about playing a blind assassin, nobody in Tamil can do a better job than Vikram. He has already pulled off one such performance in 2012 film Thandavam, in which he goes on a killing spree using echolocation.

After finishing the movie with Anand, Vikram will start shooting for the sequel to his 2003 hit film Saamy, which will be directed by Hari.