Magazine article Screen International

Stan Lee, India's Phantom Team on Superhero Movie

Magazine article Screen International

Stan Lee, India's Phantom Team on Superhero Movie

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Motwane, a co-founder of Phantom Films, is working on the screenplay with Lee and Graphic India co-founder and CEO Sharad Devarajan. Phantom's Madhu Mantena will produce with Devarajan and POW! Entertainment's Gill Champion.

Motwane's agent, Datta Dave at Tulsea, brought the parties together and structured the arrangement.

Chakra The Invincible is the first Indian superhero created by Lee and Devarajan. The character was first launched as a kids animated film on Cartoon Network India two years ago. Three new animated TV movies are currently in production to be released on Cartoon Network and Toonami later this year.

Unlike the animated film, the live action version of Chakra will feature an older version of the character in his twenties, set against the backdrop of Mumbai.

"I'm a fan of Bollywood films and am really excited about launching Chakra The Invincible as my first Bollywood superhero movie," said Lee. …

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