After Shaktimaan, the makers bring back Milind Soman’s Captain Vyom

India’s original space/sci-fi superhero, “Captain Vyom – The Sky Warrior”, returns after more than 20 years in a sleek and modern new avatar. Brewing Thoughts Private Limited (BTPL), which produces the “Shaktimaan” trilogy with Sony Pictures International Productions, has acquired the adaptation/remake rights to Cosmos Maya. BTPL’s licensed rights include a five-part feature film franchise, plus an equal number of web series.

Veteran filmmaker Ketan Mehta, who created the iconic series starring Milind Soman in the lead role, said: “For me, Captain Vyom is an Indian-born superhero for a global audience. And it’s time to reinvent itself when India dreams of its space in the new century. This franchise, with an intergalactic space adventure at its heart, can also be a perfect platform to showcase the best of our country’s VFX and CGI talent. .

BTPL plans to develop Captain Vyom, a space superhero/sci-fi thriller, modeled after Hollywood sci-fi space dramas such as “Star Trek”, “Star Wars” and “Guardians Of The Galaxy” series. “.

The creators have already received three to four lucrative offers from top studios and OTT platforms for a co-production deal with the superhero franchise.

However, the casting for the Captain Vyom adaptation has yet to be finalized as the directors are looking for the best possible actors for their film. playing the main role. Additionally, conversations are ongoing with top filmmakers known for their big budget films as well as sensitive storytelling. The creators, however, are still in wait-and-see mode,” a source close to BTPL said.

“It’s a big challenge and a huge responsibility to attempt something like this, especially in India, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed. Also, it’s great that we’re reliving our childhood days – the 90s – in through our planned adaptations of hit Doordarshan shows such as Shaktimaan and Captain Vyom etc,” says film journalist-turned-producer Prashant Singh, director and co-founder of BTPL.

Initially, BTPL planned to start working on the said franchise in 2020 itself, but the COVID-19 pandemic played spoilsport and delayed their plans. But now the production house is expected to start with the first film in the series next year.”

With Captain Vyom Reloaded, we intend to amplify an exciting space/sci-fi genre in India. The mere idea of ​​having concepts like aliens, spaceships, time travel and space exploration merged with beautiful storytelling and supported by cutting-edge visual effects is very exciting,” says Madhurya Vinay, co- founder of BTPL.

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