STAN LEE SETS HIS EYES ON BOLLYWOOD – LEGENDARY SUPERHERO CREATOR IN DISCUSSIONS WITH BOLLYWOOD TALENT TO MAKE HIS INDIAN SUPERHERO, “CHAKRA THE INVINCIBLE” AS A FILM!
~Indian Superhero created by Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Graphic India ~
Mumbai, India — October 10, 2014 – In a year dominated by superhero films based on Stan Lee’s co-creations including, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “Captain America The Winter Soldier” and “X-Men Days of Future Past,” the legendary creator is now looking at India with aspirations to make his first Bollywood film.
Graphic India, India’s leading character entertainment company, and Lee’s POW! Entertainment launched “Chakra The Invincible,” last year as a kids animated franchise. The hero built a worldwide following through animation on Cartoon Network India and a digital mobile series launched on Rovio’s ToonsTV through the Angry Birds game – resulting in millions of views for the Indian superhero.
Lee and his producing partners, Gill Champion from POW! Entertainment and Sharad Devarajan, CEO of Graphic India, have now been meeting with leading Bollywood directors, producers and writers to adapt “Chakra The Invincible” into his first Bollywood film – with a grown-up version of the character tackling his arch-enemy, Boss Yama, against the spectacular backdrop of Mumbai.
“I’ve always been a fan of Bollywood films and I’m really excited about launching Chakra the Invincible as my first Bollywood superhero movie,” commented Stan Lee, Chief Creative Officer at POW! Entertainment. “We’ve set up some great meetings already with some of the most amazingly talented actors and directors in Indian cinema and I have no doubt that these individuals will help make the Chakra film a massive hit in India and around the globe.”
“We have always been proud of our global fan base and the reception for the animated Chakra series has been overwhelming,” says Gill Champion, President and CEO of POW! Entertainment. “We could not be more excited about the prospect of bringing a real-life Chakra film to fans everywhere on the big screen!”
Stan Lee revealed today the first set of concept images of the new older-version of the character to his millions of social media followers.
“Characters that Stan Lee has co-created, have done over $2 Billion in the global box office just in year 2014 alone,” commented Graphic’s Co-Founder & CEO, Sharad Devarajan. “The opportunity to bring Stan’s unique style of superhero storytelling to Indian cinema is something any creator would love to collaborate with him on. We have been overwhelmed by the interest and fan base Stan has in India, especially amongst the creative community of Bollywood.”
ABOUT GRAPHIC INDIA
GRAPHIC INDIA is a character entertainment company focused on creating leading characters, comics and stories through mobile and digital platforms. Founded by media entrepreneurs Sharad Devarajan, Gotham Chopra and Suresh Seetharaman, Graphic India is owned by U.S. comic book Company, Liquid Comics and CA Media LP, the Asian investment arm of The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG). The company’s partners and investors bring together decades of experience in building businesses in character entertainment, media and India.
Graphic believes that India is home to some of the most creative talent in the world, with more than 500 million people under the age of 25 and more than 850 million mobile phone users in the country. The Company’s mission is to create enduring stories and heroes that foster the imaginations and fuel the inspirations of a new globalized generation of youth in both India and around the world.
Graphic’s stories include, Ramayan 3392A.D., The Leaves and The Sadhu, all currently in development as Hollywood feature films; 18 Days, a reimagining of the great eastern epic, the Mahabharata, by acclaimed graphic novel creator, Grant Morrison which was launched as an animated digital series in partnership with YouTube India; Devi, a female superhero from acclaimed filmmaker, Shekhar Kapur; Chakra The Invincible, the first superhero for India from legendary creator Stan Lee; and numerous other heroes and stories. www.GraphicIndia.com
ABOUT POW! ENTERTAINMENT
POW! Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: POWN), a multi-media entertainment company, was founded by noted comic book writer Stan Lee, together with award-winning producer Gill Champion and the late intellectual property specialist Arthur Lieberman. POW!’s principals have extensive backgrounds in the creation and production of original intellectual properties, including some of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. POW! is utilizing Stan Lee’s historical background by perpetuating his legacy while creating and developing all new live-action films, television, digital games, merchandising, licensing and related ancillary markets, all of which contribute to global expansion. POW! partners with third parties and strategic alliances, including studios and networks, in the production and distribution of new POW! character franchises.
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