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Satish Kaushik plans to make vampire movie

MUMBAI: The worldwide success of the Twilight series has generated Indian filmmakers‘ interest in exploring the vampire theme. And the first to announce his intention is director Satish Kaushik, who will soon be making a movie on a book based on the blood-suckers.


Kaushik has acquired the rights of a fast paced, horror thriller, Company RED, written by an Indian author Shantanu Dhar.


"I have read the book and I love the way Dhar writes. This is such a gripping thriller that once you start reading it, you don‘t want to stop till the book finishes. I love making movies and to give this book the form of a film will be amazing. This is a completely new genre for the literally world and cinematic world of India. But we will make it at an international level,"says Kaushik.


Company RED is Dhar‘s first book and the first one of the trilogy he intend to write. The book will officially release on August. It sets the basis for what the protagonist Ardhendu Bose becomes, thanks to his exposure to RED.


 
Bose, a fatherless middle-class Bengali boy brought up by a domineering and vicariously ambitious mother, tries to escape from the failures of life, a BPO job that is sheer drudgery, the mindless somersaults of crystal, his six-year-old Labrador, and in the company of the never-say-die and Texan drawl trawling Manoj.


But everything is set to change overnight. A loser from a B-grade Indian business school, Bose is summoned for an interview by RED, the fourth largest life sciences company in the world. His life takes a turn for the better, or so he believes, when he is chosen over an IIM hopeful, to be executive assistant to president, India operations, RED.


Finally, he gets a life, works with people with exotic names he pronounces effortlessly as though he were one of them, drinks their fine spirits, attends their parties, and climbs the ladder rapidly.


Till that epiphany moment in a penthouse balcony when it becomes clear that there is a price to pay to be a part of that world… of predators.

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