Iconic Malayalam Thriller 'Drishyam' Set for Hollywood Adaptation

Iconic Malayalam Thriller 'Drishyam' Set for Hollywood Adaptation

Panorama Studios has recently obtained the international remake rights to the acclaimed Malayalam films Drishyam 1 and 2 from Aashirvad Cinemas, the original producers. These movies, which featured Mohanlal in the lead role, have already been successfully remade in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil. Now, Panorama Studios is expanding the franchise's reach by partnering with Gulfstream Pictures and JOAT Films to produce a Hollywood adaptation.

In addition to the Hollywood remake, plans are underway to develop versions of Drishyam in South Korea, and negotiations are ongoing for a Spanish-language adaptation. Kumar Mangat Pathak, Chairman and Managing Director of Panorama Studios, expressed excitement about sharing the story of Drishyam with global audiences. Producer Abhishek Pathak highlighted the story's universal appeal and the desire to reach audiences worldwide.

Gulfstream Pictures, known for films like "Blended" and "Upgraded," expressed enthusiasm for collaborating on the English adaptation of Drishyam. Mike Karz and Bill Bindley, representatives of Gulfstream Pictures, praised the timeless appeal of the thriller and eagerly anticipate bringing it to American audiences.

Drishyam, originally a 2013 Malayalam crime thriller directed by Jeethu Joseph, revolves around Georgekutty and his family, who become embroiled in suspicion when the son of a high-ranking police officer goes missing.

Jack Nguyen, founder of JOAT Films, described Drishyam as a uniquely captivating story that has resonated with audiences globally, evident from its numerous remakes. The collaboration between Gulfstream, Panorama, and JOAT aims to offer a fresh perspective on this cleverly crafted thriller to audiences worldwide.

While Korean and English versions are in progress, Drishyam has also been successfully remade in various other languages including Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Sinhala, and Mandarin.

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