Zoya Akhtar to adapt Archie Comics for Netflix live-action musical film

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Netflix in collaboration with Archie comics is set to bring the coming-of-age story that will introduce the teenagers of Riverdale to a new generation in India.

The Archies, a feature film adaptation of the comics will be produced by Tiger Baby and Graphic India and will premiere exclusively on Netflix. A live-action musical set in 1960’s India, the film will be directed by Zoya Akhtar Talking about the collaboration, Zoya Akhtar said, “I am excited to have the chance to bring The Archies to life. It was a large part of my childhood and teenage years. The characters are iconic and globally loved, which is also why I am a little nervous.

I have to make sure the film stokes the nostalgia of a generation that grew up on these comics and yet resonates with the young adults today” Pratiksha Rao, Director; Films and Licensing, Netflix India. added “The characters, adventures, and friendships in Archies have found fans across the world for generations. With Archie Comics. Graphic India and Tiger Baby, we have an extraordinary opportunity to recreate the world of Archie comics.

This time as a live-action musical Zoya has an incredible and unique ability to make stories and the characters in them relatable. making them feel like they are an extension of our own self. We are thrilled to partner with her.”

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