Mohanlal and Jeethu Joseph, the celebrated actor-director duo of Malayalam cinema, collaborated on the film that has been remade the most times in history. Drishyam, the first installment in the series was remade into almost all major languages in India and some of the major foreign languages including Chinese. The second installment, Drishyam 2, was recently remade in Telugu and Hindi languages and the Bollywood version starring Ajay Devgn emerged as a massive financial success. Interestingly, the film series is now getting remade into English and other foreign languages as well.
Panorama Studios acquires the remake rights of the Drishyam series
As per the latest reports, the foreign language (including English) remake rights of the Drishyam series are bagged by the prestigious banner Panorama Studios. The production banner also confirmed that they are in talks to produce the Drishyam 2, remake in Korean, Japanese, and English languages. “After the tremendous success of Drishyam 2 (in Hindi), Panorama Studios International Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has acquired remake rights of the Malayalam language films Drishyam and Drishyam 2 in all foreign languages including English, but excluding Filipino, Sinhala, and Indonesian. Adding to the multiple language rights for the film, we have also acquired the rights of the Chinese language remake of Drishyam 2. We are now in negotiations to produce the film in Korea, Japan, and Hollywood industries,” reads the official statement of Panorama Studios.