Shekhar Kapur to direct $200 mn film for Warner Bros

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur is all set to direct a $200-million Hollywood fantasy-epic for Warner Brothers titled "Larklight".

"I was in LA last week to collaborate with writer Steve Knight for 'Larklight'. It's something I had signed on three months ago. It's a franchise book and being hailed as the new 'Harry Potter'. Warner Brothers has bought the rights. Steve and I are currently working on the screenplay," an excited Kapur, who made the acclaimed Hollywood film "Elizabeth", told IANS.

"Steve and I are good friends. We've been working on the script extensively. It's a &200-million project, probably the most expensive film I've made and will ever make," he said.