Arka Mediaworks and acclaimed filmmaker S. S. Rajamouli have announced a partnership with leading character entertainment company, Graphic India to take to epic blockbuster film Baahubali: The Beginning, beloved by millions of fans across the country, and extend its story world beyond movies into original comic books, novels, animation and video games. Graphic India is working on various trans-media opportunities and partnerships for the film property across gaming, digital content, novels and merchandise.
“Extending the World of Baahubali beyond movies allows us to reach a larger audiences and that is really exciting for me. We are happy to be collaborating with Graphic India who I believe have the best knowledge and experience in this space,” said director SS Rajamouli.
Graphic and Arka are also working on a larger animated project, tentatively entitled, “Baahubali: the Lost Legends,” which is being developed and produced by Rajamouli, Shobu Yarlagadda, and Graphic India Co-Founder Sharad Devarajan. More details on that project will be released in the coming months.
“Political intrigue, betrayal, war, action and adventure – through dense forests, epic mountain tops, raging seas and hidden underground caves, Prince Baahubali’s adventures will take him beyond what was seen in the film, exploring different kingdoms, fighting strange and deadly warriors, saving villages from tyrannical warlords, and rescuing the innocent from certain death. Experience an age of legends and heroes; learn back stories and secrets about your favorite characters from the film and clues about the upcoming sequel,” reads a statement.