Acclaimed Indian filmmaker Zoya Akhtar is bringing back Archies comics in a rare format. The director, who is famous for films like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Dil Dhadakne Do, turned to her Instagram on Thursday to share that she is bringing the famous comics to life with a musical, report agencies.
"Archie and the Crew are about to get Down and Desi! ‘The Archies’ A coming-of-age musical drama directed by me Coming soon to Netflix!" captioned Zoya with her announcement post.
Zoya said, “I am super 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 the comic and yet resonates with the young adults today.”
Zoya’s 2019 music-themed film ‘Gully Boy’ played at the Berlin Film Festival and was India’s entry for the Oscars. She has directed segments of Netflix anthology films ‘Ghost Stories’ (2020) and ‘Lust Stories’ (2018). The first season of Amazon series ‘Made in Heaven’, created by Kagti and Akhtar, was nominated at the International Emmys.