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Archie to get live-action Bollywood remake

Archie to get live-action Bollywood remake

This will be the first time an worldwide comic will be developed for the Indian screen, the two companies said, according to the report.

Mumbai: Archie Comics is getting a Bollywood treatment as the beloved characters from Riverdale High will soon be seen in a live-action, theatrical film.

Not much details have been revealed yet about the movie, but Variety reported that it is already in the early stages of pre-production.

The project is now in its nascent stages and an official release date is yet to be announced.

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"We are supremely excited to partner with the great team at Graphic India to bring Archie and his friends to Bollywood". Apart from the current CW show Riverdale and a standalone Josie and the Pussycats film, Archie Comics haven't made much of a splash in the movie or TV worlds though. Both the companies have begun working actively on the collaboration, taking the initial steps towards creating an entertaining and modern story that will both fit into an Indian narrative and also appeal to fans of the Archie comics.

Sharad Devarajan, Co-Founder & CEO of Graphic India, said the main four characters have been a source of inspiration for numerous Bollywood films over the years, and it was time they got their film.

The film will reimagine Archie Comics' cast of teenage characters such as Archie Andrew, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Jughead Jones, Reggie Mantle, and Moose Mason with an Indian cast. We intend to cast local talent that will become the new faces of Archie and his gang for Indians audience across the globe. Riverdale is now airing its second season. The characters are now part of The CW's series Riverdale. However, now it seems that the renowned comic character is traveling globally as well!


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