’24’ reimagined for India

Fox inks with thesp Kapoor to remake hit series

Anil Kapoor, who played a character in the final season of Fox’s “24,” will star in an Indian version of the series that he will produce.

In a deal signed with 20th Century Fox, which Indian media is valuing at $20 million, Kapoor’s shingle will remake the hit series in Hindi. Pre-production is set to start in mid-2012.

Thesp, who starred in Fox Searchlight release “Slumdog Millionaire,” will take on the role originated by Kiefer Sutherland in the series that ran for eight seasons on Fox.

“Anil’s passion for the series goes back to his time as a guest star on the show, and we’re excited to enable him to realize his vision of creating a new version of the series for his native India,” said Marion Edwards, prexy of Fox Intl. Television. “We hope this will pave the way for many more local versions of this brilliant series in other international territories.”

Kapoor said: “This will be my first foray to Indian television and I look forward to duplicating the standard of excellence Fox has so successfully created.”

In 2005, Fox sued Bollywood filmmaker Ketan Mehta over a show called “Time Bomb,” claiming copyright theft. But a decision in the resulting court case was never rendered.

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