Hollywood and India join up

Mickey Rourke considers a role, Stallone shoots with Kumar. Alexandra Alter in The Wall Street Journal:

Horror movie 'Hisss'

Horror movie 'Hisss'

The director is American. The stars are from India. And the movie, which is scheduled to open in India and the U.S. this fall, has Hollywood special effects and Bollywood song-and-dance.

The horror film “Hisss,” currently wrapping up shooting in Mumbai, is a result of a growing collaboration between Hollywood and the Indian film industry.

Money, stars and scripts are flowing in both directions, giving rise to a new genre of crossover cinema. Among the projects in development: Screenwriter Paul Schrader, famous for such films as “Taxi Driver” and “Raging Bull,” is working on a thriller with an Indian producer. Sylvester Stallone will appear in “Kambakkht Ishq,” or “Incredible Love,” an action-filled comedy shot in Los Angeles and starring Akshay Kumar. Indian film mega star Shahrukh Khan is producing and starring in a superhero film that will be co-written by American and Indian screenwriters and digitally souped up by American special-effects technicians.

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