Sunday, July 19, 2009

Vishal to remake The Departed?

Subhash K Jha, writes about latest buzz that Vishal Bharadwaj is to remake "The Departed". He writes,

Apparently, a big production house has bought the copyright of Martin Scorsese’s 2002 American crime drama The Departed and has approached Vishal to direct it. Having directed dark gangster films like Omkara, Maqbool earlier, they have chosen Vishal to handle the desi Departed.


Considering that The Departed was a remake of Infernal Affairs, shouldn't they have brought the right from the makers of the original? Beats me.
Certainly, the Hindi version by Vishal would be something to look forward to. Wondering if Saif will be the vitriol spewing Det. Sgt. Dignam, played with a vile ferocity by Mark Walhberg. And will the censors allow Hindi versions of anything close to these dialogues?

2 comments:

Manish said...

It would be interesting but Jha ji made gaffe here. The Departed was released in 2006.

Ramanand said...

Infernal Affairs was released in 2002, so perhaps SKJ confused that and The Departed.

(hearing from you after a long time, Manish!)