Magazine article Screen International

Fox Star's Metro Manila Remake Takes Shape

Magazine article Screen International

Fox Star's Metro Manila Remake Takes Shape

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Fox Star Studios' CEO Vijay Singh has revealed further details of its Hindi remake of UK production Metro Manila, which the studio is co-producing with the Bhatt brothers' Vishesh Films.

Entitled City Lights, the film is scheduled to start shooting in December for a tentative May release, with Hansal Mehta directing and Raj Kumar heading the cast.

"We are taking the germ of the idea and giving it Indian soul and emotion," Singh told Screen. "We brought Metro Manila to the table and suggested Vishesh Films produce the film as part of our four-film agreement with them."

Fox International Productions acquired worldwide right remake rights to the film in a deal announced this year at Cannes. Other foreign-language remakes and an English-language remake are also understood to be on the cards. …

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