Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane will be directing "Chakra The Invincible", the first Indian superhero created by legendary comic - book writer Stan Lee along with Graphic co - founder and CEO Sharad Devarajan.
Graphic India, a character entertainment company, and Lee's POW! Entertainment, have announced a partnership with Phantom Films, to begin pre - production on a live - action theatrical film for "Chakra The Invincible".
"I'm a fan of Bollywood films and I am really excited about launching 'Chakra the Invincible' as my first Bollywood superhero movie. Vikramaditya is an amazingly talented filmmaker who I have no doubt can make the Chakra film a massive hit in India and around the world. I only hope he remembers to include my cameo!, " Lee, chief creative officer at POW! Entertainment, said in a statement.
Motwane said that it's an "honour and an absolute delight to be making a film based on a Stan Lee character". "We're very excited and we hope to take comic book filmmaking to the next level with Chakra. And no, we won't forget Stan's cameo. "
Devarajan shared that Lee's characters have generated $15 billion at the global box office, creating some of the most beloved icons in entertainment. "More people likely know the face of Spider - Man than they do the Mona Lisa. With Vikram Motwane, we have been fortunate to find both a groundbreaking director and a passionate comic book fan, who will be able to create something uniquely Indian, but also authentic to Stan's pantheon of superhero storytelling, " added Devarajan.
"Chakra The Invincible" was originally launched as a children's animated film on Cartoon Network India two years ago, with three new animated TV movies currently in production to be released on Cartoon Network and Toonami later this year.
- - IANS