Riverdale opened up the possibility of adapting the Archie Comics franchise into a host of different ventures. Bollywood movie, however, would have been the last on my list…if on my list at all. But it’s true – everyone’s favorite wholesome teens are going to get their own Bollywood debut.
The film will be made in collaboration with Graphic India, and will feature an all-Indian cast. Currently, the project is still only in the planning stages, so no casting has been announced nor any tentative date as to when the project might hit the screens. This will be the first American comic book adapted first for the Indian big screen.
Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater said in a statement that the company is excited for this new partnership:
“We are supremely excited to partner with the great team at Graphic India to bring Archie and his friends to Bollywood…Archie’s lasting and growing presence in India made this move the logical next step as our stellar library of characters continues to expand into other media. It’s a major moment for Archie and its fans around the world.”
Archie makes for a perfect comic to adapt into a Bollywood movie – a love triangle, light-hearted teenage fun, and the perfect time and place to have big song and dance numbers. We’ll keep you updated as new developments are announced.