It was some time ago that Lijo Jose Pellissery, son of late actor Jose Pellissery, who has made a mark with movies like ‘Amen’, promised his fans about his upcoming big budget venture – Antichrist- starring Prithviraj, his brother Indrajith and Fahad Fazil.
However, the ‘big budget’ is the factor that seems to have caused all the trouble as the movie was shelved half way through because the production company could not afford the supposed Rs. 15 crore budget.
News has just surfaced that production house involved, Prithviraj’s August Cinemas, maybe in talks with a Bollywood company to mark a tie up to get the movie made in Hindi!
Movies of this genre, the ‘spritual/religion based thrillers’, are not much of a norm in India while they have always been cash cows for Hollywood and other foreign film industries. It would be interesting to see how Lijo and August Cinemas manage to pull this one off while maybe setting the stage for a whole new crop of movies in this area..