Sure, Archie meets Blondie, and The Ramones, while Jughead becomes a werewolf (and a zombie), and Veronica is biggest baddest vampire of all time – but now the Archie game are about to become India’s next big Bollywood hit.
Archie Comics has partnered with Graphic India to develop a live-action, theatrical film based on the Archie Comics characters.
The production, which will be the first international comic to be translated for Indian screens, is in the early stages with an official release date to be announced. The companies have begun taking initial steps toward a modern, entertaining screenplay that will surely resonate with longtime Archie fans in India and beyond. The Bollywood film will reimagine the classic characters like Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Moose and Jughead as Indians and will feature all the classic elements of the hugely popular comic book series.
“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,” said Sharad Devarajan, Co-Founder & CEO of Graphic India. “These characters have held a special place in the hearts of Indians for decades and we have no doubt that the new Indian cast of Archie and the gang will be an exciting moment for the country.”
There is no word on a production start date, let alone a release date, so if you are furiously scanning the International/Bollywood sub-categories on your iTunes movie listing, you might want to hold off for a little while.
I’ll be quite honest – I REALLY want to see “Sugar, Sugar” done in a big Bollywood-style number.