Opposition to the Stranger remake
By this time the Indian 2 affair was over and Shankar was expected to start work on the stranger Hindi remake after finishing work on RC15 and Indian2. But in the meantime, Oscar Ravichandran, who produced the Tamil film Anniyan, objected to Shankar’s announcement.
I will take legal action
Shankar was the only one to direct the movie Alien. Oscar Ravichandran had claimed that he had the full rights to the film. Oscar Ravichandran has publicly stated that he will take legal action if Shankar steps down in an attempt to remake the movie Anniyan.
Following the announcement of Oscar Ravichandran, no information has been released about the Alien remake from Shankar’s side. Shankar has been working hard on the RC15 film. By the time this is done, Kamal and Vikram will be finishing work on the film. After that Indian 2 is said to have noticed the work.
Jackie Chan in the Stranger remake
According to the latest information, Ravichandran has decided to remake Thane Anniyan in Hindi. Bollywood superstar Jackie Chan is set to remake the movie Alien with one of his top heroes as the hero. Jackie Chan is a close friend of Ravichandran. Jackie Chan came to Chennai in 2008 when Ravichandran invited him for the Dasavathaaram audio launch event.
Shooting in April
The stranger remake with Jackie Chan is set to be produced by Oscar Films. The film is set to start shooting in April 2022. But it is yet to be decided who will be the director for this film. It remains to be seen whether Shankar is going to direct this film or whether Ravichandran is going to produce this film with someone else.