Panorama Studios and Anthology Studios have announced a collaboration for the remake of ‘Drishyam’ in Korea. The studios made the news at the India Pavilion at the present Cannes Film Festival, with their respective heads, Kumar Mangat Pathak and Jay Choi, in attendance.
The Malayalam crime thriller ‘Drishyam’ features Georgekutty (Mohanlal) and his family, who become suspects after Varun Prabhakar, the son of IG Geetha Prabhakar, goes missing. Jeethu Joseph wrote and directed the 2013 film.
The film’s popularity prompted remakes and sequels in four Indian languages: ‘Drishya’ (2014) in Kannada, ‘Drushyam’ (2014) in Telugu, ‘Papanasam’ (2015) in Tamil, and ‘Drishyam’ (2015) in Kannada.
Choi, who co-founded Anthology Studios with ‘Parasite’ actor Song Kang-ho and award-winning filmmaker Kim Jee-woon, expressed excitement for the cooperation.
The Korean version of ‘Drishyam’ will be executive produced by Jack Nguyen, a former Warner Bros. executive located in the United States. Nguyen previously collaborated with Pathak on the WB comedy ‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge’ and with Choi on the highly acclaimed blockbuster drama ‘Age of Shadows,’ which starred Song.
“I have a history with and the utmost respect for these highly regarded producers, so bringing them together to collaborate on a great story in ‘Drishyam’ was a natural fit for me.” “I’m thrilled to be a part of this significant Indian-Korean collaboration,” Nguyen added.