US entertainment company Lionsgate has joined hands with Endemol India (operating under the banner Eyedentity Motion Pictures) to remake the 2011 American sports drama film Warrior. Speaking about the project, Deepak Dhar – CEO, Endemol India, mentioned that they have signed a well known director to helm the project and the final cast will be announced by mid – 2014.
“It’s a huge project for us and will be made on a really large scale. The original film had lots of action, drama and spice, and when tweaked with a few local flavours, will cater to the Indian audience. So, we are trying to re-write the script a little. There are few sports dramas made in the Indian market and we really thought this film will be liked by the sports loving Indian audience,” stated Dhar. He added that while the team is currently finalising the cast and crew members, the project should take off by the end of this year.
Sagar Ballary sets up his production house
By Geety Sahgal
Sagar Ballary who is known for films like Bheja Fry, Bheja Fry 2 and Hum Tum Shabana has set up his own production house, Flower Film Family Pvt. Ltd. The director who had been keeping low after his last release Hum Tum Shabana says that though he was signed by producers to helm their ventures nothing materialised. “That’s when I decided to set up my own production house with an old school friend as co-producer. “We have already made a Marathi film called Bathukali and our next venture is a Hindi-English movie called How Many Times Can You Fall In Love? It’s a youth film and I will soon be auditioning young actors from FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) to cast in the project,” said Ballary. The film is expected to start in May.