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Anil Kapoor signs Rs. 100 crore deal for remake of 24

In a deal that is valued at Rs.100 crores, 20th Century Fox has licensed Anil Kapoor Films Company to remake 24, one of the post popular television series in United States of America and other western markets.

Anil Kapoor Films Company will be adapting the series for Indian market. Anil Kapoor had acted in the recent season of the US television series.

It's a first of its kind deal where a studio has licensed the remake of a series to an actor. Anil Kapoor is planning to make it into a high budget television series which will be shot on a big canvass.

Speaking about this development, Anil says, "It will be a great honour for me to play Jack Bauer. Kiefer has created an iconic character which has inspired me to bring the franchise to India. This will be my first foray to Indian television and I look forward to duplicating the standard of excellence Fox has so successfully created."

"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," commented Fox International President Marion Edwards. "We think this could pave the way for many more iterations of this brilliant series in other international territories down the road."

 
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