Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Four new Sholay remakes:$100 million agreement between the Sippy's and Pritish Nandy Communications

The Sippy's will be paid $100 million for remaking their 1975 cult classic, you know it - Sholay. 

Even as Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag releases in India on August 31, 2007, the Sippy's have reached an agreement with Pritish Nandy Communications to make:

A remake.
A animated version of the 1975 film.
A prequel.
A sequel.

Sasha Sippy, the grandson of the 1975 film producer- G P Sippy, had earlier taken Ram Gopal Varma to court over the Varma remake releasing this Friday. He is also the chairman, Sholay Media and Entertainment (SME). 

SME has the authority and rights over Sholay. The production of the animated version will begin soon, while the remake production is expected to start by December 2007. The cast is yet to be decided upon.