Drishyam to have a Korean remake
The announcement happened on Sunday at India Pavilion at the ongoing edition of the Cannes Film Festival
A decade after George Kutty first came into our lives with his yellow car, and a body to hide, Drishyam is set to cross international boundaries once again.
The Drishyam franchise is set to be officially remade for South Korean audiences. After making a mark in Tamil (Papanasam), Kannada (Drishya), Telugu (Drushyam), and Hindi (Drishyam), the film was also remade in Sinhala (Dharma Yudhhaya), and Chinese (Sheep Without a Shepherd).
The announcement about the remake happened on Sunday at the India Pavilion at the ongoing edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
The Indian production company Panorama Studios, and Anthology Studios, founded by former Warner Bros. local Korean production head Jay Choi, Parasite actor Song Kang-ho and acclaimed director Kim Jee-woon, have partnered for the Korean remake.
Drishyam, directed by Jeethu Joseph, and starring Mohanlal and Meena, revolves around George Kutty (Mohanlal), whose simple world collapses after an accidental death involving his family and his desperate measures to shield them from the law.
Speaking about the collaboration, Jay Choi said, "We are thrilled to have an opportunity to remake a massively successful Hindi film (which was originally made in Malayalam) with a touch of originality from Korean cinema. And the remake has greater significance as the first major co-production between Korea and India. Through our partnership, we will be able to bring the best of both Indian and Korean cinema and make a meaningful remake that is as excellent as the original".
Meanwhile, a sequel to Drishyam, titled Drishyam 2, was made with the same team and skipped a theatrical release to become a direct-to-OTT film, which streamed on Prime Video. A third instalment of this hugely popular franchise is also in the works.