Salman Khan Films working on franchise based on Indiana Jones series
Salman Khan's production house will develop a franchise based on Indiana Jones
Of the many ambitious projects in the works in Bollywood, we hear that Salman Khan's production house is developing a three-part franchise based on Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones series.
A source close to the development informed mid-day, "Salman's team is using the popular action hero [only] as a reference point. The film will be inspired from the original, but it's not a direct adaptation." While Ford plays a professor of archaeology and adventure seeker, the source informs Salman's character and profession will be altered in the film.
"Several characteristics will be changed. There is a conscious effort to not replicate any of Salman's trademark characters—Chulbul Pandey [Dabangg] or Tiger [Tiger Zinda Hai]," adds the source. The hero leads a dual life, explains the sources and says, "He leads an exciting parallel life, which is a way to escape the dullness of his own existence. But the daddy-issues of the original character will be retained."
Upon Khan's approval, the film will go on floors later in the year.
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