VIACOM 18’S POA!
On the day of the celebrations of its 5th anniversary Viacom Motion Pictures announced their slate of films which included Hindi, Regional and Hollywood films. Some of the films include Sajid Nadiadwala and Vishal Bhardwaj’s productions RANGOON, Sreeram Raghavan’s ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE, biopic on youngest marathon runner Buddhia Singh to be directed by Somendra Padhi, Nikhil Advani’s LUCKNOW CENTRAL, Vikram Bhatt’s HAUNTED IN THE CITY, Hindi remake of Bengali film BELASHESHE and Manish Gupta’s RAHASYA franchisee, actor Siddharth’s thriller film IN THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR and Ketan Mehta’s semi animated film, MOTU PATLU. On the regional front, Viacom Motion Pictures has Marathi films PHOTO COPY, WARAS with Sachin Pilgaonkar and Swapnil Joshi and TOTAYA which is a period film on a Maratha warrior. In Bengali they have DHUMKETU and Tamil version of Siddharth’s IN THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR. As for Hollywood, Viacom 18 has a strategic alliance with Paramount Studios and the slate includes Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone’s Hollywood debuts which include XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE and BAYWATCH. The release date for Deepika’s film is on January 20th and Priyanka’s is in May 2017. Some of the other films include JACK REACHER 2, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, STAR TREK BEYOND, RINGS, MONSTER TRUCK, ALLIED, GOD PARTICLE, GHOST IN THE SHELL and BENHUR.