Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate, Anil Kapoor Plot 'Red' Remake for India

Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate, Anil Kapoor Plot 'Red' Remake for India

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Kapoor will collaborate through his production vehicle AKFC Network and said the property contained key elements that appealed to the Indian market.

Red will mark Lionsgate's second remake in India after Brothers. The film is based on a graphic novel and opened in 2010 via Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment label starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren.

It grossed $90.4m in North America and $108.6m internationally for just shy of $200m worldwide. A sequel in 2013 managed $53.3m in North America but still performed well internationally on $98.8m.

AKFC Network and Lionsgate are finalising the cast for the film, which is scheduled to begin production in August.

"We're delighted to partner with our friend Anil Kapoor, a huge brand name with Indian audiences, in the remake of our box office blockbuster Red," said Lionsgate executive vice president of international sales Wendy Reeds.

"We're proud to continue building our business in India, and we have the ideal partner and the perfect property to bring Indian audiences a film distinguished by its stellar talent, nonstop action and incredible excitement and suspense. …

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