Stan Lee is going to Bollywood.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the legendary creator is in the process of developing a live-action superhero movie based on Chakra the Invincible, the Indian superhero he created in 2011.
While details are currently scare, Lee and his producing partners, Gill Champion from POW! Entertainment and Graphic India CEO Sharad Devarajan have been meeting with leading Bollywood directors, producers, writers, and actors for the eventual adaptation.
What or who is Chakra the Invincible?
Chakra the Invincible follows the adventures of Raju Rai, a tech genius living in Mumbai. Determined to use science to unlock the secrets of human potential, Raju develops a technically enhanced suit that activates the mystical chakras of the body, unleashing newfound abilities and powers. He then defends the city from threats like his arch-enemy Boss Yama.
The property has already seen success in India, with an animated series launching on Cartoon Network India last year. The film, tentatively scheduled to start production by late 2015, will follow an older Rai in his fight against evil. The film is being developed with a grown-up version of the Chakra character tackling his arch-enemy, Boss Yama. Lee also revealed the first set of concept images of Chakra new version via social media.
But, while Lee wouldn’t reveal who might star in the film, he did say in a statement, “We’ve set up some great meetings already with some of the most amazingly talented actors and directors in Indian cinema, and I have no doubt that these individuals will help make the Chakra film a massive hit in India and around the globe”.
The project is aiming to start detailed preproduction by the first quarter of 2015 and go into production by the end of next year or early 2016 .