Taking back to the 90s, India got it’s first fictional superhero Captain Vyom — The Space Warrior. Now, nearly after 20 years, the warrior is all set for a new, modern-day avatar in the form of five-part feature film franchise, as well as five-part web series.
Apparently, the show’s original creator, Ketan Mehta and his company have collaborated with a top production house to bring Captain Vyom back to life. The sources confirm that it will be the new-age adaptations, in the form of web shows and film series. Also they will show the never-seen-before world in the sci-fi space, to Indian audiences.
On it Ketan Mehta confirms this news and says, “When we created India’s first sci-fi TV series (the first episode aired in 1998) in the form of Captain Vyom, it inspired a whole generation of kids at the turn of the century. Now, with India entering the space age, I am glad that Captain Vyom is being reinvented for the new age as a big screen spectacle, and the web space, with cutting-edge visual effects, for a global audience.”
The makers plan to develop Captain Vyom — a sci-fi fantasy space thriller — on the lines of Hollywood sci-fi space dramas, Star Trek and Star Wars. The source adds, “One of the top young Bollywood stars are in talks with the makers to play the lead character. If all goes well, work on the first film of the series will begin by mid-2021. Initially, makers had planned to start work on the film series in 2020 itself but Covid-19 delayed their plans.”
By concluding Mehta says Captain Vyom will be an inter-galactic space adventure with a unique Indian pperspectiv. It can showcase the best of VFX and CGI talent of the country and raising a toast to Captain Vyom and new India.