VV Vinayak to revive Lucifer remake for Chiranjeevi
The duo has mutually agreed to not make any changes and go ahead with a near beat-for-beat recreation of Lucifer, says a source
Actor Chiranjeevi has found a way to get his almost-shelved 153rd film, a remake of the Malayalam thriller Lucifer, back on track. The film, which was put on the backburner after its director Sujeeth walked out of the project citing creative differences, will now go on floors soon after Chiru wraps up his 152nd film, Acharya.
According to a source, the 65-year-old actor has personally stepped in and brought director VV Vinayak in to direct the remake. "Vinayak met Chiru in Bengaluru and the director is more than excited to take up this assignment. The duo has mutually agreed to not make any changes and go ahead with a near beat-for-beat recreation of the original," informs a source, adding, "Chiru will be sporting a new look and he will shift focus to this film soon after he wraps up Acharya."
Produced by NV Prasad in association with Konidela Productions, the film marks Chiru's third collaboration with Vinayak after Tagore and Khaidi No.150.