Filmmaker Brett Ratner ties up with Big Entertainment

MUMBAI: Hollywood filmmaker Brett Ratner, who made films like Rush Hour and X-Men: The Last Stand, has tied up with Big Entertainment to bring cinematic material from all over the world to India.

Ratner has now acquired a French graphic novel on behalf of the production house to be made into a film.

To be titled Infinity, the film will be directed by Sylvain White. “I feel the boundaries between Bollywood and world cinema are evaporating. And material with a strong visual appeal will enable Bollywood to go global," Ratner told the media..

According to Ratner, this tie-up with Reliance has given him more creative and financial freedom. “For example, I’ve this deal with Paramount. I can go to them now with Reliance’s financial proposal and get more room for quick and effective negotiation," he said.

Ratner wants to use his partnership with Reliance to distribute films of Jackie Chan in the Indian market. "Having done those Rush Hour kind of films with Chan, I share an incredible relationship with him. And he has told me that his cinema has an amazing market in Bollywood. Hence, I thought that if I cut a deal with Reliance, I could bring the Jackie Chan movies into India,” he said.

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