After the announcement Shaktimaan movie trilogy, the production company Brewing Thoughts Pvt Ltd has now announced that they are working on a Captain Vyom reboot. Created by filmmaker Ketan Mehta, the original sci-fi show featured Milinda Soman as the superhero. The TV show aired on Doordarshan in the late 1990s.
After confirming the news to Pinkvillu, Mehta said that he is really excited about the development. He called Captain Vyom “India’s superhero for a global audience” and added that it was time for a reinvention as the company dreamed of “its space in the new century”. He told the website, “I look forward to our partnership with BTPL to take Vyom forward into the millennium. I hope and wish that this superhero will fly to newer heights and distant lands. With an intergalactic space adventure at its heart, this franchise can also be the perfect platform to showcase the best of our country’s VFX and CGI talent.”
Film journalist and producer Prashant Singh, who is co-founder of Brewing Thoughts Pvt Ltd., added, “It’s a big challenge and a huge responsibility to attempt something like this, especially in India, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed. It may be the best time in our country to attempt a space/sci-fi superhero adventure. Also, it is great that we are reliving our childhood – the 90s – through our planned adaptations of Doordarshan hits like Shaktimaan and Captain Vyom etc.
The makers also shared that they already have three to four lucrative offers from top studios and OTT platforms to co-produce Captain Vyom. The team is also in conversation with young A-list actors who want to play the superhero.