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Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead -- beloved by millions for generations -- will be reimagined with an all-Indian cast, read a statement from character entertainment company Graphic India.
It has announced plans to develop a "live-action, theatrical film based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, bringing Archie and his friends to life, Bollywood-style".
"We are supremely excited to partner with the great team at Graphic India to bring Archie and his friends to Bollywood," said Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater.
"Archie's lasting and growing presence in India made this move the logical next step as our stellar library of characters continues to expand into other media. It's a major moment for Archie and its fans around the world," Goldwater added.
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.
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Source : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/books/features/archie-comics-to-get-a-bollywood-spin/articleshow/63212934.cms