Archie and Jughead are coming to Bollywood. The Comic giant has inked an agreement where they have licensed out their content for a Bollywood film, reports Variety.
Archie Comics have sold over 2 billion copies worldwide and are published in over 17 languages in over 55 countries.
Archie Comics and Graphic India have announced plans to develop a Bollywood-style live action film based on the Archie Comics characters.
"The companies touted the production as the first international comic to be translated for Indian screens and said it is in the early stages with an official release date to be announced. The film will reimagine the classic characters like Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Moose and Jughead with an Indian cast and will feature all the elements of the comic book series," the magazine said in its exclusive newsbreak.
“We are supremely excited to partner with the great team at Graphic India to bring Archie and his friends to Bollywood. Archie’s lasting and growing presence in India made this move the logical next step as our stellar library of characters continues to expand into other media. It’s a major moment for Archie and its fans around the world,” said Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater.
The company also recently announced an upcoming Sabrina series for Netflix.