Kill to be remade in English, John Wick director Chad Stahelski set to be producer

Directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhat, the film is produced by Karan Johar and Guneet Monga
Kill poster and Chad Stahelski
Kill poster and Chad Stahelski

Karan Johar and Guneet Monga’s Kill will be remade in English with John Wick director Chad Stahelski serving as the producer, as per a report in Deadline. Chad, Jason Spitz and Alex Young will produce the film for their production company, 87Eleven Entertainment. Kill is directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhat.

The official Instagram page of Kill shared an article by Deadline to make the announcement. They wrote in the caption, “Kill rides the fast track and how! Thrilled to announce that Lionsgate and John Wick franchise production company 87Eleven Entertainment are developing an English-language remake for Kill!”

In a statement, Chad said, “Kill is one of the most vivid, wild, and creative action movies I have seen recently. Nikhil delivers relentless action sequences that need to be seen by as wide an audience as possible. It’s exciting to be developing an English-language version—we have big shoes to fill and I am looking forward to working with Nikhil, Karan, Apoorva, Guneet, and Achin to achieve that.”

Karan and Apoorva Mehta's Dharma Productions and Guneet and Achin Jain's Sikhya Entertainment, added in their joint statement, “When we made Kill with Nikhil Nagesh Bhat, we dreamed of global love, and seeing North American theaters chant ‘Kill! Kill! Kill!’ was like seeing that vision come alive. As we approach our global release, we are thrilled that 87Eleven Entertainment will produce a remake of our film in English. Partnering with Lionsgate, the award-winning studio behind genre-defining action movies, has been incredibly gratifying. This announcement coming before the original film’s release is unprecedented and a big win for Indian cinema. We are truly honored.”

Last year, the action-thriller had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) where it was appreciated for its violent action sequences.

It stars Lakshya, Raghav Juyal and Tanya Maniktala. Nikhil, the director, has earlier helmed films like Apurva (2023) and Brij Mohan Amar Rahe (2017). Kill will be released in theatres on July 5.

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