Mumbai, May 28 -- It's the season of remakes in the Hindi film industry. But this time, it isn't a Tamil or a Telugu hit that's being adapted for Bollywood. In a first, five Hollywood blockbusters, including First Blood (1982) and The Expendables (2010), are apparently being remade for Indian audiences.
In fact, these two films are already believed to be in pre-production stages and are expected to go on the floors by the end of 2013 with adapted storylines.
Kulmeet Makkar, the chief executive officer of the Film and TV Producers Guild of India, reportedly helped negotiate the deal between the concerned parties.
"The rights to remake these films have been bought by Original Entertainment (OE)," says Kulmeet, who is also on the board of OE.
The production house is run by Canada-based writer-producer Daljit Parmar (late comedian Mehmood's nephew) and producer Hunt Lowry.