Raj & DK to direct Hindi remake of Korean film
A Hindi remake of Korean film A Hard Day will be directed and co-produced by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K., popularly known as Raj & DK.
International production house Kross Pictures is collaborating with the director duo for the thriller. This is the banner's third venture in India after TE3N and the Hindi remake of Miracle In Cell No. 7, to be directed by Umesh Shukla.
A Hard Day had debuted at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival in the Director's Fortnight segment. Thereafter, the film went on to become one of the most acclaimed thrillers in recent times with box office collections of over Rs 150 crore, read a statement.
Currently, the process of scripting the Hindi screenplay of A Hard Day is on and the makers will soon be announcing the star cast. The film is expected to go into production in 2018.
Thomas Kim, CEO, Kross Pictures said: "Our greatest commitment towards our audience is to ensure quality and concept driven content. Since 2015, we are steadily moving towards building a strong footprint in India, which is an important market for us.
"Post TE3N and Miracle In Cell No. 7, A Hard Day will be an apt film to go with. Raj & DK are known for their unique and quirky style of filmmaking, and in partnering with them, we believe we have found the right sensibilities and passion to remake this as a big entertainer for 2018."
Raj & DK said in a joint statement that the film is a "fast-paced thriller with unrelenting suspense and a great dose of humour".
"It will be a very interesting challenge to adapt this film into Hindi. We hope to bring a unique spin and contribute to this well-made thriller. We are excited to start our collaboration with Kross Pictures," they said.