Vikram Chandra's critically acclaimed novel, Sacred Games, which was initially supposed to be made into a feature film by 3 Idiots producer, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, will finally see the light of day. While plans to make it as a feature film stand stalled as of today, Phantom Films has joined hands with Chandra to bring the crime thriller on the digital platform.
Speaking about the association with Netflix and Phantom films, Vikram Chandra in an official statement said,
"Over the last few years, I've watched with great excitement and pleasure as Netflix has transformed narrative television with its ground-breaking, genre-bending shows. I am confident that all the colour and vitality and music of the fictional world I have lived with for so long will come fully alive on the large-scale canvas provided by Netflix. I am thrilled to be working with Netflix and Phantom Films."
Madhu Mantena of Phantom film too is confident that they will create some ground breaking content from the story that is set in Mumbai.
"We are very happy to start this journey with Netflix by producing Vikram's outstanding story, set in Mumbai," said Madhu Mantena. "And we are extremely confident that, together we will create some exciting and ground breaking television content from hereon," said Mantena in his official statement.
Vice president of international original series at Netflix, Erik Barmack promised that Sacred Games will be aired in over 190 countries across the globe. He said,
"Sacred Games reinforces our commitment to bring the authenticity of local stories to Netflix members across 190 countries worldwide."
The Vikram Chandra novel was released in 2006 and focussed on the nexus between cops and gangsters in Mumbai.