Netflix has commissioned ten new original films in India.
The streaming giant will be working with big local directors and producers including Anurag Kashyap (Gangs of Wasseypur) and Ronnie Screwvala (Chennai Express). Genres of the new commissions include drama, sci-fi, thriller, horror, comedy and romance. Scroll down for the list of projects.
By the end of 2020, a total of 15 new original Indian films, including previously announced titles such as Music Teacher, Cobalt Blue, Chopsticks, Upstarts and Bulbul, will be available on the service.
“When Netflix launched in India, we changed the way Indian audiences enjoy their films,” said Srishti Behl Arya, Director – International Original Film, India, Netflix. “Given our diversity, history and culture, India is home to powerful stories waiting to be told to audiences around the world. The depth of talent and vision of our creators is enabling us to create films our members will love. We want to be a home for Indias finest filmmakers where their stories travel to more people than ever before.”
Over the weekend, Netflix also revealed its latest Middle Eastern series, a high school drama produced with a full female Arab cast and crew. Titled AlRawabi School For Girls, the show is written and directed by Jordanian director Tima Shomali in collaboration with writer Shirin Kamal.
The ten new Netflix Indian original films are:
- Ghost Stories: Directors Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, and Anurag Kashyap reunite (after Lust Stories) to tell spine-chilling tales, produced by Ronnie Screwvalas RSVP and Ashi Dua.
- Class of 83: Produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and directed by Atul Sabharwal, it explores the story of an upright policeman-turned-trainer whose students grapple with the complexities of honour, morals and devotion to the nation.
- Mrs. Serial Killer: When her husband is framed and imprisoned for serial murders, a doting wife must perform a murder exactly like the serial killer, to prove her husband innocent. The thriller is directed by Shirish Kunder and produced by Farah Khan.
- Guilty: Produced by Dharmatic and directed by Ruchi Narain, Guilty explores the versions of truth that emerge when a small town girl accuses the college heart throb of rape. Seen through the eyes of his musician girlfriend, this story makes us question who is really accused in a circumstance like this.
- Yeh Ballet: Directed by Sooni Taraporevala and produced by Roy Kapur Films, this is a story about two boys from very low income families who discover ballet and through it a way to escape their challenging circumstances. Over the course of the film, the unlikely ballerinos find that escape is not as easy as they thought.
- House Arrest: Directed by Shashanka Ghosh and Samit Basu, written by Samit Basu and produced by India Stories, this film is the story of a man – trapped in his own fears – who locks himself at home, only to find that while he can restrict his interaction with the world, he cant keep the world from entering his domain.
James Cameron confirms Edward Furlong will return to Terminator franchise in Dark Fate
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton had a heros welcome at San Diego Comic Con as they dropped new footage and info about Terminator: Dark Fate.
Terminator: Dark Fate is a direct sequel to 1991s Judgement Day but in Hall H on Thursday, the stars of the film revealed more details with producer James Cameron confirming that Edward Furlong would also be returning to the franchise 28 years after Judgement Day.
Producer Tim Miller revealed that the film will be R-rated and that the crew have been shooting a lot of takes of Sarah Connor dropping the F bomb, while he also teased that the film deals with the consequences of Sarahs decision at the end of T2 to destroy CyberDyne.
In the Terminator universe, there is only one timeline. If you change something in the past, the time wave moves forward and changes the future, he said.
Cameron dialled in on a Skype call and revealed that he sent Linda a long email outlining the pros and cons for why she should join the project.
I think the key point in the pro column was people love you in this character, he said.
It was so iconic and I think the fans just want to know whats she like now? Whats her life been like in the meantime?
The panel shared a teaser for the film which focuses on a Terminator chasing after good guys before Sarah arrives to save the day.
When they ask who she is, she says: My name is Sarah Connor. Aug 29, 1997 was supposed to be judgment day.
My son and I stopped that. We changed the future. Saved three billion lives. Youre welcome. Since then, I hunt terminators. Enough of a resume for you?
Dark Fate follows a new terminator (Gabriel Luna), who has the power to create a carbon copy of himself and is on a mission to terminate a young girl (Natalia Reyes).
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First trailer for Cats drops and Taylor Swift as a furry feline really is something
The first trailer for Cats dropped today and from Taylor Swift to Idris Elba, Dame Judi Dench and James Corden, all getting about as the furry felines of the iconic stage musical, it really is something.
With an ensemble cast also starring Ian McKellen, Jason Derulo and Jennifer Hudson, weve been waiting with bated breath for the first look at these actors as alley cats.
While weve been treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the cast rehearsing, released to our tingling senses on Wednesday, this is the first time weve seen the characters in their costumes.
And, its something we may never unsee.
Like, the effects are spellbinding – were starting to think perhaps these actors were half-way through morphing into actual cats, but something went wrong with the left phalange and they were left as cats with their superstar faces the only human remains.
Are we getting too into this?
Dame Judi, who plays the character of Old Deuteronomy, was cast in 1981s stage show, but just before they were due to open she snapped her Achilles and thought shed never get the chance to star in Cats again.
Look at her now!
The graceful Victoria is played by Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward, who is introduced in her feature film debut. Not a bad flick to score first time on screen.
Taylor, wholl take on the role of Bombalurina, went straight from her stadium tour into Cats rehearsals, as she was seen prowling around and slinking alongside Idris (the great Macavity) in this weeks teaser, and the duo look pretty great working their stuff alongside professional dancers.
The set looks pretty remarkable, with the unmistakable Cats cobbled streets and back alley streetscapes receiving their due attention. The scale is three or four times bigger according to Idris, in order to tell this from a cats perspective.
Idris looks totally on point as Macavity, as the gnarled cat watches over the streets, while Taylors Bombalurina sprinkles catnip on what appeared to be the Jellicle Ball.
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Who in the Lion King cast was also in the original movie?
James Earl Jones is a familiar voice in The Lion King movies
The moment Lion King fans have been wa..
The new version of the Disney classic will be familiar to fans of the original in a lot of ways – with the story and many of the songs from the 1994 animated hit included, from Circle Of Life to Can You Feel The Love Tonight.
Its also got a whole new voice cast, with the likes of Donald Glover voicing Simba and Beyonce voicing Nala, while Seth Rogen, John Oliver and Chiwetel Ejiofor are also on board.
But has the movie retained any of its original 1994 cast members? Well yes, as it happens.
Heres what you need to know…
Who in the Lion King cast was also in the original movie?
While most of the cast of the new movie is new to the Lion King, there is one notable exception – in the shape of actor James Earl Jones.
The 88-year-old acting legend – who also voiced Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise – lent his distinctive voice to the role of Mufasa in the 1994 Lion King, and hes reprised it for the 2019 version.
Director Jon Favreau has explained why he decided to bring Jones back for the reboot – saying it was a pretty easy decision to make.
I see it as carrying the legacy across, he said. Just hearing him say the lines is really moving and surreal.
He admitted that having Jones on board was a bit intimidating also, saying: He was in New York and I was in Los Angeles, and you hear his voice over the headphones and its hard to try to be the director. Because when hes on the phone and he says, “Do you have any direction for me as Mufasa?”.I didnt really know what to say! I was like, “Anything that I have in my mind of what Mufasa is, is based on you”.
So, you know, you want to be supportive and helpful, but all I could do is keep from tearing up when I heard him recite the lines.
As well as the two theatrically released Lion King movies, Jones also voiced Mufasa int he 2015 Disney Channel original movie The Lion Guard: Return of The Roar.
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