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3D special effects helps Indian remake?

In a push to expand great 3D around the world, a 3D special effects studio is helping an old Indian film re-make!

Mr India is all set to get a world-class 3D makeover. The same special effects studio that is working on the 3D remakes of Hollywood blockbusters Spider-man 4 and Ghost Rider will give the 1987 Anil Kapoor-sridevi starrer the international technology edge.

According to filmmaker Boney Kapoor, who is rehashing the Shekhar Kapur movie in 3D, Sahara Motion Pictures is involved in the 3D conversion of his science fiction film as part of a joint venture between Sahara Jeon Studio and GR8 studio, which is based in Vancouver. As part of this arrangement, the company is also working on the conversion of Spider-man 4 and Nicolas Cage starrer Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011).

The conversion will bring back to life scriptwriters Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar’s last work together. “I was going to announce it at least six months later. We start the conversion process only in May, after the work on Spider-man 4 is complete. The film will be ready for re-release in 2014, before the sequel of Mr India is out,” says Kapoor.

However, a source close to the production house says, “Yunus Bukhari of Art.ery animation & fx is already working on the initial conversion. Previously, his firm has worked on films like Toonpur Ka Super Hero (2010), Devdas (2002) and Koi… Mil Gaya (2003).”

Ask Boney why he decided to re-do the film, and he says, “Mr India was ahead of its time. Some of the sequences aren’t easy to attempt even today. The invisible man, Hanuman punching the villain, Mr India whipping a hunter and the late Amrish Puri as the legendary Mogambo are some things that will look excellent in 3D.”


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