Stan Lee, Turner International, Graphic India Partner on Three More 'Chakra' TV Movies
The animated films expand the comic legend's Indian superhero property, which is also getting a Bollywood live-action feature.
Stan Lee's Indian superhero property Chakra The Invincible will expand further with three new animated television movies announced on Friday.
Lee's POW! Entertainment, Time Warner's Turner International and Graphic India first partnered on the Chakra The Invincible TV movie, which premiered on Turner's Cartoon Network India channel in 2013.
The first of the three new films, Chakra: Rise of Infinitus, will air on Turner's Toonami channel on Sept. 25.
The franchise revolves around Raju Rai, a young Indian boy living in Mumbai whose mentor, the scientist Dr. Singh, develops a technology suit that activates the mystical chakras of the body giving the boy a range of superpowers, thus giving him the name Chakra.
In Rise of Infinitus, Chakra is thrown into a galactic adventure after he meets a mysterious alien from outer space. Graphic India co-founder and CEO Sharad Devarajan served as director and producer. The company's executive vp, creative Jeevan J Kang also served as producer, while POW! Entertainment's Gill Champion and Lee served as executive producers.
The next movie will premiere later this year, with the third slated for early 2017.
As reported earlier, Chakra is also in development as a live-action Bollywood feature to be directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and produced by POW!, Graphic India and Phantom Films.