The movie was already remade in several Indian languages, and in Sinhalese and Chinese languages
The Drishyam juggernaut keeps on rolling. The Mohanlal-Jeethu Joseph movie, which released in 2013 and spawned several remakes in Indian and foreign languages, is now set for an Indonesian remake.
The news was revealed by the movie’s producer Antony Perumbavoor through his social media page, when he announced that a Jakarta-based company named PT Falcon has acquired the rights for the Indonesian remake.
Drishyam, which is already remade in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi along with Sinhala and Chinese language, will be the first Malayalam movie to get an Indonesian version.
“As Drishyam crosses the boundaries of language and country, I share with you the joy of being able to produce the movie,” the producer wrote.
The movie’s sequel Drishyam 2, which released on Amazon Prime Video this February, was also received with positive responses and has already kicked off a series of remakes in Telugu and Kannada. Rights for the Tamil and Bollywood remakes are already sold.
Jeethu, in an earlier interview, had also said that he was approached by a person from the US interested in remaking the superhit film in Hollywood.
The filmmaker, who has also directed the Telugu remake titled Drushyam 2 with Venkatesh, is currently working with Mohanlal and Antony Perumbavoor for another mystery thriller titled 12th Man. The shoot of the movie, which also has Unni Mukundan, Sshivada, Aditi Ravi, Saiju Kurup and Chandunath, is currently progressing in Idukki.
The director had also hinted that there will be another sequel for Drishyam, once he is done with his current commitments that include a few Hindi films, another Malayalam project and completing the action-thriller Ram, which again has Mohanlal in the lead.