Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon’s The Departed is getting an Indian remake

Published on Sep 25, 2017 08:52 PM IST

Hong Kong’s cult thriller, Infernal Affairs is being remade in India. Who should play the lead?

Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon in a scene from The Departed.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon in a scene from The Departed.
Press Trust of India | By, Mumbai

Infernal Affairs, the 2002 Hong Kong cult thriller behind Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning film The Departed, is now getting an Indian remake.

Mumbai based AZURE Entertainment Pvt Limited and Warner Bros India today announced a collaboration to jointly invest in and produce the Indian remake.

This project is the first of a two-picture deal between the two companies. They will jointly develop, produce and distribute key titles from the Warner Bros library for the local film market here.

A scene from the original, Infernal Affairs.
A scene from the original, Infernal Affairs.

“It is a matter of pride for a young company like ours to collaborate with Warner Bros to jointly develop and produce the local language adaptation of this amazing movie. We are thrilled to be working with the Warner Bros India team and cannot wait to get started,” said Sunir Kheterpal, CEO, AZURE Entertainment.

Denzil Dias, Managing Director of Warner Bros India said “Infernal Affairs” was the perfect title to get an Indian remake.

“... We could not have chosen a better title than ‘Infernal Affairs’ to announce this collaboration. We look forward to bringing great new Indian language films to local and global audiences,” he said.

A director for the project is yet to be finalised.

“Infernal Affairs”, directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, revolves around a police officer who infiltrates a triad (a crime syndicate) while the triad member joins the Hong Kong Police Force at the same time.

Scorsese adapted the film as “The Departed”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon. The movie won four Oscars including the Best Picture and the Best Director for Scorsese.

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