According to recent reports, the production team for the Nag Ashwin-directed action movie Project K, starring Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, and Amitabh Bachchan, has enlisted the help of several action directors to plan and carry out the action scenes. As previously said, Ashwatthama from the Mahabharata served as inspiration for Amitabh Bachchan's eternal character in the movie. In addition, we now know that the Project K team is preparing for a summer 2024 release.
“Project K shoot is expected to be completed by end of this year / early 2023 and then, Nag Ashwin and his entire team will sit down on the post-production. It’s a high-on VFX film, as the entire drama unfolds in the futuristic timeline. The team has created a fictional conflict of World War 3 in the film, and despite being a VFX-heavy team, the core USP of the film lies in the drama and emotions. They will take almost a year for post-production and VFX work and bring the film to the cinema halls in Summer 2024”, as reported by a source familiar with the development.
The production company behind the film, Vyjayanthi Movies, will be 50 in 2024. The team is working tirelessly to produce the biggest spectacle in Indian cinema, and they are well aware of the high standards that have been set. The source continues, "At this time, the plan is to release the movie over the weekend of Eid in 2024. The source continued, “The idea at the moment is to bring the film during the Eid 2024 weekend. It’s a week full of Holiday as 2024 will see Eid, Ambedkar Jayanti, Tamil New Year, and Ram Navami falling in a span of 7 days”. Currently, April 10th, 2024, is the anticipated release date, though there have been some small discussions about releasing the movie in the final week of April instead, which is similar to Bahubali 2.
One of the most reputable production companies in the Telugu film industry, Vyjayanthi Movies, is celebrating 50 years in business with a special movie called Project K. The most recent film produced by the banner, Sita Ramam, starring Dulquer Salmaan and Mrunal Thakur, was one of many memorable ones throughout the years. It would be Prabhas' next film following Salaar, while there are rumours that Maruthi, which is slated for a Sankranthi 2024 release, would be his next. Adipurush, his Ramayana adaption, has also been moved from January 12 to Summer 2023. In a fortnight, it's anticipated that a new date will be set.