The acclaimed Tamil thriller Vikram Vedha (2017), starring R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi, will be remade in Hindi, its makers have confirmed. Pushkar and Gayatri have been retained as the directors of the remake, while Neeraj Pandey, the director of A Wednesday (2008) and Aiyaary (2018), will be the new movie’s writer and co-producer. The cast has not been named.

The 2017 neo-noir hit reimagined the Vikram-Betaal folk stories as the quest of an earnest police officer (Madhavan) to track down a notorious criminal (Sethupathi). The Hindi remake will be bankrolled by YNot Studios, Reliance Entertainment and Pandey’s Plan C Studios.

News of a remake has been doing the rounds for a few months, but the official announcement came on Wednesday. A Telugu remake is also reportedly in the works.

At a press event in January, Madhavan had said that he was unsure if he would be a part of the remake. “I don’t know whether I will be doing it also, because it is actually a burden of love more than a creative call,” he had said. “I have always shied away from remaking my own stuff in a different language, except from Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein. But I can assure you that it is being made this year for sure.”

Vikram Vedha.