Fox Star Studios India to distribute 18 films in one year

MUMBAI: Fox Star Studios, a recently set up joint venture company between Twentieth Century Fox and Asian media company Star, is set to distribute in India 15-18 movies from the international production house within one year.

To start with, Fox Star Studios will release The X Files: I Want To Believe, on 26 September.

"We will be releasing approximately 15-18 flicks from 20th Century over the next one year in India. While The X Files: I Want To Believe will see a 26 September release, we are looking at releasing Babylon A.D. on 10 October," Fox Star Studios India CEO Vijay Singh tells

The company has plans to release the Hollywood movies in various regional languages as well.

"Apart from opening Babylan A.D. to Indian theatres in English, it will also be released in Hindi and Tamil. As part of our distribution strategy, we are looking at releasing in regional languages," says Singh.

The X Files: I Want To Believe features series stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in the lead roles of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully under the direction of series creator Chris Carter, who co-wrote the screenplay with Frank Spotnitz. Other actors include Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Alvin Joiner, Mitch Pileggi and Callum Keith Rennie.

The X-Files series premiered on Fox (TV) on 10 September, 1993, which chronicled the lives and adventures of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, two “disparate” FBI agents assigned to investigate unsolved cases within the Bureau.

Singh was not willing to discuss about the Bollywood film production plans of the JV as the projects were still at their initial stage.

"For Bollywood film production, we are still in talks with people. As for the forthcoming 20th Century releases, they will witness a day-and-a-date opening in India too," confirms Singh.

Fox Star Studios aims to produce local language films in Asia for worldwide distribution and for the distribution of movies produced by Fox Studios, USA.

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