Lionsgate is making it first foray into production in India by co-producing Hindi-language sports drama Warrior with Endemol India’s Eyedentity Motion Pictures.
Inspired by Lionsgate’s 2011 North American release of the same name, the film tells the story of two estranged brothers and deals with their struggling relationship with each other and their father. The film will be adapted for Indian audiences and re-written for Indian tastes.
“Lionsgate is committed to identifying opportunities to produce and deliver motion pictures, television programming and other premium content to one of the largest and fastest-growing markets in the world,” said Lionsgate president of Worldwide Television & Digital Distribution, Jim Packer.
Endemol India CEO Deepak Dhar said: “Action-filled and emotionally powerful with themes of forgiveness and the enduring bonds of family, Warrior will be a quality film made with top-of-the-line production values that we believe will strike a responsive chord with Indian audiences.”
Eyedentity Motion Pictures and Lionsgate are currently finalising cast for the film, which is scheduled to go into production in December 2014.
The partnership between Lionsgate and Endemol India was negotiated by Rohit Tiwari at Morris St. Advisors, Lionsgate’s agents in India.