Zoya Akhtar to adapt Archie comics for Netflix live-action musical movie


By: Entertainment Desk | Mumbai |

Updated: November 11, 2021 9: 58: 38 pm

Zoya Akhtar will adapt Archie comics for a reside musical setup. (Photo: Netflix, Varinder Chawla)

The 90s kids are in for a treat as Archie Andrews and his company are space to approach again to India. On Thursday, Netflix provided partnering with filmmaker Zoya Akhtar for a feature film adaptation of the comics. Region within the 1960s, this might maybe well even be a reside-crawl musical space and introduce Riverdale to a brand new abilities in India. Reviews counsel that Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan, Sridevi-Boney Kapoor’s youngest Khushi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda will play the lead roles. Even Ibrahim Ali Khan’s name had cropped up no longer too lengthy ago. There changed into as soon as no confirmation of the casting but.

Zoya’s firm Tiger Toddler Films will additionally co-device it with Graphic India. The Gully Boy director acknowledged that she is all for the collaboration because the silly has been fragment of her childhood and teenage years. “I’m broad excited to have the probability to carry The Archies to lifestyles. It changed into as soon as a broad fragment of my childhood and teenage years. The characters are iconic and globally loved, which is additionally why I’m moderately anxious. I in point of fact need to fabricate certain the film stokes the nostalgia of a abilities that grew up on the silly and but resonates with the young adults currently,” Zoya Akhtar acknowledged in a press release.

Sharing that it’s a topic of enjoyment that Archie and its other silly characters restful resonate with followers globally, Jon Goldwater, CEO, publisher Archie Comics added, “We are elated to accomplice with Netflix and belief Zoya Akhtar and her inventive group to ship a in point of fact peculiar and thrilling take care of Archie and company by strategy of the lens of Indian cinema. We know that these characters have world appeal and translating them into other settings and cultures is great the launch of what we have deliberate for future multimedia diversifications.”

Pratiksha Rao, director, Films and Licensing, Netflix India, on her fragment added, “The characters, adventures and friendships in Archies have found followers internationally for generations. With Archie Comics, Graphic India and Tiger Toddler, we have an unprecedented opportunity to recreate the enviornment of Archie comics, this time as a reside-crawl musical. Zoya has an fabulous and peculiar capacity to fabricate tales and the characters in them relatable, making them feel handle they’re an extension of our hang self. We are elated to accomplice with her in bringing to lifestyles the enviornment of Archies to followers and our members in India and true by strategy of the enviornment.”

Archie comics note the lives of four company — Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Hotel and Jughead Jones, and their many teenage disorders. While Archie, Betty and Veronica are caught in a handle triangle, Jughead is vital for his handle for food.

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