Shaktimaan ready for Bollywood; superhero trilogy in works!

Sony Pictures International Productions joins hands with Brewing Thoughts Private Limited and Mukesh Khanna’s Bheeshm International to recreate the magic in the form of a trilogy, to be headlined by one of India’s major superstars

Sony Pictures International Productions has acquired the film adaptation rights of India’s most coveted superhero IP – Shaktimaan to reimagine it as a superhero trilogy for the big screen, to be headlined by one of India’s major superstars. The studio has partnered with Brewing Thoughts Private Limited in association with actor-producer Mukesh Khanna’s Bheeshm International, to kick-start the work on recreating the magic of Shaktimaan, but this time for the cinemas. The superhero franchise is going to be helmed by one of the country’s top filmmakers.

This also marks the studio’s first entry in the Indian superhero space, having already dominated it globally, through the parent company, Sony Pictures Entertainment. The studio also plans to seek expertise from its headquarters in Culver City, Los Angeles to provide one of the unique cinematic experiences ever seen in Indian cinema using the latest technology in movie-making and post-production.

Shaktimaan, to date, remains India’s most iconic superhero brand. With the global, and proven track record of the studio’s international might in creating superhero tent poles that have become memorable blockbusters, its decision to bring back the people’s superhero is set to heat up the Indian superhero space which has the potential to become a global success from India.


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