Ali Abbas Zafar confirms Mr. India trilogy, to cast new actors for the superhero franchise
The film is not a remake or sequel but a reimagination of the original characters
Director Ali Abbas Zafar has confirmed a new trilogy titled Mr India. The film will bring back to screen the iconic superhero character played by Anil Kapoor in Shekhar Kapur’s Mr. India (1987).
Ali is presently working on the script. The cast and technicians will be announced once the first draft is locked. The project will be produced by Zee Studios. Katrina Kaif is likely to play the female lead in the franchise.
“It is a huge responsibility to carry forward an iconic character that has been loved by Indians for so many years. I have just commenced working on the script, no actor has been locked till now, once the first draft of the script is ready, we will begin the casting process. The film involves massive amounts of pre-production and will go on floor early next year,” Ali said.
The makers clarified the film is not a remake or sequel. Instead, it will be a reimagination of the original characters played by Anil Kapoor and Sridevi.
Confirming the trilogy, Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios, said: "We are excited to have Ali on board for 'Mr. India'. This is not a part 2 or a remake of the older film as recently reported in some sections of the media, but a re-imagining of the iconic classic."
Made in 1987, Mr. India is regarded among the first science-fiction superhero movies made in India. It followed Arun Verma (Anil Kapoor), a kindly street musician who discovers a scientific invention that makes him ‘invisible’. Equipped with this power, he adopts the superhero moniker, Mr. India. The cult classic drew iconic turns from Sridevi as journalist Seema Soni and Amrish Puri as the villainous Mogambo.