Archie Comics to get a live-action Bollywood style movie
Archie Comics and Graphic India have come together to work on this exciting new project to develop a "live-action, theatrical film based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, bringing Archie and his friends to life, Bollywood-style."
In an exclusive with Variety, the project is in its early stages and official release date is yet to be announced. The comic's main characters including Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Moose and Jughead will be played by an Indian cast and all the original elements of the comics will be included.
Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater said, "Archie’s lasting and growing presence in India made this move the logical next step as our stellar library of characters continues to expand into other media. It’s a major moment for Archie and its fans around the world."
Sharad Devarajan, Co-Founder and CEO, Graphic India also showed excitement on the project, "Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead have been a source of inspiration for numerous Bollywood films over the years, and now it’s time to take them fully into Bollywood in an exciting new twist of a story that we have planned."
Archie Comics have sold over 2 billion copies worldwide and are published in over 17 languages in over 55 countries.
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