Months after actor Rana Daggubati said that he’s excited to be part of a project that will retell the glory of Travancore King Marthanda Varma, the makers of Anizham Thirunaal Marthanda Varma have revealed that Visual Effects supervisor Chuck Cominskey, best known for his work on James Cameron’s Oscar-winning fantasy drama Avatar, has been officially signed for the project.
The project will be directed by K Madhu and will feature extensive VFX work, which will be carried out on a lavish budget. While Chuck has worked in the Bollywood flick Don 2, which had Shah Rukh Khan in the lead, this will be Chuck Cominskey’s first venture in the Malayalam film industry. Sources say that Chuck Cominskey was on board this project after Jeemon Pulleli, the famous 3D animator, recommended him. It is now certain that both of them will be associated with this magnum opus.
Chuck said in a video statement, “It’s a great honour to be invited to India to participate in a major Indian motion picture Marthanda Varma: King of Travancore. I have 28 years of experience in visuals effects and stereo supervision in the US and my best work includes being associated with 3D visual effects on Avatar and most recently in Jackie Chan’s Police Story 2013. I’m pleased to be working alongside Jeemon Pulleli’s Folea Studios on this prestigious project.
Meanwhile, the Baahubali actor is elated about bagging this prestigious offer and is working towards getting into the skin of the character, say sources To be made and released in two parts, the first one is titled Anizham Thirunaal Marthanda Varma and the second as Dharmaraja. Robin Thirumala conducted a thorough research on the former prince of Travancore before penning the script of the film.
To be released in four languages, the pre-production process has been going on for nearly six months.The project will feature actors from across several industries and the makers are in the process of finalising the cast. Oscar-winner Resul Pookutty will take care of sound design while MM Keeravani, the Baahubali composer, was recently signed to compose music.The stunts will be choreographed by Peter Hein while A Sreekar Prasad will be editing the film and R Madhie will be handling the camera.
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