Infernal Affairs to be remade in India
The remake will be jointly produced by AZURE Entertainment and Warner Bros
Infernal Affairs, a 2002 cult movie from Hong Kong which inspired Martin Scorcese's The Departed, is set to be remade in India, courtesy a collaboration between AZURE Entertainment and Warner Bros, who on Monday announced a strategic collaboration to jointly invest in and produce the film.
The companies are currently formalising the director for the proposed Hindi remake of the crime thriller. This project is the first of a two-picture deal between the two companies to jointly develop, produce and distribute key titles from the Warner Bros library for the Indian local film market.
"It is a matter of pride for a young company like ours to collaborate with Warner Bros to jointly develop and produce the adaptation of this amazing movie. We are thrilled to be working with the Warner Bros India team and cannot wait to get started," said Sunir Kheterpal, CEO, AZURE Entertainment.
Denzil Dias, Managing Director, Warner Bros India, said, "This is an exciting time for us to be partnering with the team at AZURE, who are passionate about film and storytelling, and ideally placed to adapt and develop foreign language source material into Indian language remakes." He further added that they "could not have chosen a better title than Infernal Affairs to announce this collaboration. We look forward to bringing great new Indian language films to local and global audiences."
In the near future, they will also announce a second Warner Bros title on which an Indian remake shall be developed.