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Agog signs Sagramanda option


Agog signs Sagramanda option

By Patrick Frater

Mon, 19 March 2012, 07:01 AM (HKT)


Production News

Hong Kong-based Agog Film Productions Ltd has optioned sci-fi story Sagramanda: A Novel of Near Future India, which it aims to turn into a movie called Megacity Sagramanda.

The novel was written by Alan Dean Foster (pictured, centre) — best known for writing novels set in the Star Wars, Star Trek and Transformers universes in additional to original fiction — who is represented by his company Thranx Inc.

Agog says that pre-production will begin "immediately" with filming in India and Hong Kong to start next year ahead of a stereoscopic 3-D release in 2014. The producers are Agog's Guy ORLEBAR (pictured, right) and Mike LEEDER (pictured, left) of Screen Ops. No details of screenwriter, budget or cast are available.

The story revolves around a renegade scientist, a psychotic prostitute and a sadistic hitman, who mix corporate espionage with the sleazy worlds of the drugs and sex trades. These are set against a backdrop of Indian culture and cults in a fictionalised, and expanded version of Calcutta.


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