After Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran and Batla House, John Abraham begins prepping for his next action franchise titled Attack. The 45-year-old actor, who has action films such as Dishoom, Force 2 and Rocky Handsome to his credit, is prepping for an out-and-out adventure film, whose first installment will arrive in January 2019. “I am planning an action film which will be the mother of all action films. It is going to be a huge franchise. I can assure you India would not have seen an action film like this. It is a franchise called Attack,” said John in a statement, further adding, “The first one is coming in January next year. We have finalised the team. We have also started prep work.” Also Read - Deepika Padukone Reunites With Shah Rukh Khan For Pathan, To Start Shooting Today
The actor, who will also headline the first film, says that the project is based on ‘an original script (which has been) developed’ by him. Reportedly, as soon as he is through with the filming of Batla House, John will dive straight into this hardcore action film. Bankrolled by his banner, JA Entertainment, John is likely to play the character of DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, who spearheaded the infamous 2008 Batla House Encounter case. The film will be shot in Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Nepal. Also Read - Shah Rukh Khan Begins Shooting For His Upcoming Film Pathan, Pictures Go Viral
The actor is currently awaiting the release of Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, that is set to arrive in the theatres on 25 May, in 2013, had announced a slice-of-life movie, ‘Banana’, which has been helmed by Imtiaz Ali’s brother Sajid Ali. Talking about it, the actor said, “Banana is a film which is close to my heart. Imtiaz’s brother is a very talented director. It is a small film. He has made a beautiful film.” He further added that the team is facing complications in the production process. “You need right partners. The film moved hands…,” John told PTI. Also Read - All About Shah Rukh Khan's Upcoming Movies With YRF, Rajkumar Hirani, And Atlee
Talking about his another pending production, Satra Ko Shaadi Hai, the actor said, “The project was with Disney and they are the best people to talk about. Unfortunately, the film is not in our hands. We were very happy with the film but it did not see the light of the day because of them.” ALSO READ: John Abraham Reached Out To Shahid Kapoor During His Legal Battle With A Production House Due To THIS Matter
John assures that one of his dream projects, 1911, based on football will come to fruition soon. Speaking of which, he said, “1911 will happen. We will make the announcement soon,” he says. 1911 follows the story of footballer Sibdas Bhaduri, who captained the football team Mohun Bagan in the historic 1911 IFA Shield Final, where it defeated the East Yorkshire Regiment with a score of 2-1 to become the first Asian team to win the contest.”
While fans want to know if there will be a sequel to Dishoom, the actor said that he is open to the idea of making a Dishoom sequel and third installment in the Force franchise. He said, “Both Varun Dhawan and I wanted to do Dishoom 2. I hope it happens. Force is with me and filmmaker Vipul Shah. And until we chance upon something interesting, we will not do it.” Watch this space for further updates.
With Inputs From PTI