Original URL: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/10/bollywood_italian_job/

Bollywood to remake The Italian Job

'Lots of singing and dancing'

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 10th December 2008 15:33 GMT

A Bollywood film outfit is planning to remake The Italian Job, in the process spicing up the cinematic mix with “lots of singing and dancing”, the Sun reports.

The Indian Film Company secured remake rights from Paramount last year, and will replace the iconic Minis with Indian vehicles while taking elements from both the 1968 original and 2003 rehash.

The company's Sandeep Bhargava said: “They are both very adaptable for Indian audiences, who like excitement.”

Bhargava added that he's also got reworkings of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Mamma Mia! in the Bollywood pipeline. Reports of an Indian musical adaptation of Apocalypse Now are unconfirmed. ®