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Netflix collaborates with Archie Comics; Zoya Akhtar to direct the live action musical film

The upcoming movie will be backed by Tiger Baby and Graphic India.

Sunidhi Prajapat
Nov 11, 2021
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OTT giant, Netflix is collaborating with the world-famous Archie comics. The coming of age story, which will introduce the teenagers of Riverdale to a new generation in India, will be directed by Zoya Akhtar. The live-action musical film will be backed by Tiger Baby and Graphic India. 

In a recent statement, Zoya Akhtar spoke about the latest collaboration and said that she is super excited to have the chance to bring The Archies to life. “It was a large part of my childhood and teenage years. The characters are iconic and globally loved, which is also why I am a little nervous. I have to make sure the film stokes the nostalgia of a generation that grew up on the comic and yet resonates with the young adults today,” the filmmaker added.

Meanwhile, the Archie Comics CEO/Publisher Jon Goldwater mentioned in a recent statement that he is proud of the fact that for over 50 years, Archie Comics, their stories and characters have been reaching the global audience and resonating with them as well. “We are thrilled to partner with Netflix and trust Zoya Akhtar and her creative team to deliver a truly unique and exciting take on Archie and friends through the lens of Indian cinema,” Pratiksha Rao, Director, Films and Licensing, Netflix India mentioned.

Reportedly, Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan is gearing up to debut with The Archie for the digital giant Netflix. Back in August a source close to the development mentioned in a statement that in the midst of the casting, Zoya found one of her central characters in Suhana.

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