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Eros’ Trinity Pictures to focus on 3 genres, lines up 4 films for FY17

MUMBAI: Eros International’s new motion picture production division Trinity Pictures is gearing up to launch four films in FY2017 across genres like kids & teens, action & adventure, and gods & kings. Going ahead, the company will further develop multiple films in these three genres.

The starting point for Trinity was creating universes, each with infinite possibilities.

The universes created by the production company are Eros Indus Brahmand (gods & kings), action & adventure, kids & teens, superheroes, thrillers & supernatural, and Trinity animation.

For the kids and teens universe, Trinity is presently developing films like ‘Immortals’ and ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’.

Besides, Trinity is developing two kids spy franchise films and three films that hark back to the popular category from the ’80s and ’90s. One of these films has been confirmed for an Indo-China co-production.

The teen fantasy genre, a bestseller category in books but yet unexplored on the big screen, is also on Trinity’s film slate.

Two other films slated to be launched by the company in FY2017 are ‘The Krishna Key’ and ‘Azaad’, both belonging to the action and adventure universe.

For this genre, Trinity will look at adaptations of bestselling books and has already selected an Indian book and a Korean bestseller to be remade into films. It further aims to reboot the spy and buddy cop genre with four projects under development.

A project dedicated to the Indian Air Force and two international action-adventure projects each with a director from Hollywood and China are also in the pipeline.

The mythology universe (Eros Indus Brahmand) has been inspired by 5,000+ years of the Indian civilisation. Here the company will create 100 worlds and at least 100 heroes. These will be deployed across cinema, digital, gaming, comics, VR and more.

Trinity has already engaged Indian authors, writers and directors to develop the genre.

In addition, the movie production company plans to have a slate of 5–7 films every year with four originals for Eros’ OTT service ErosNow.

Besides creating the universe, it plans to develop multiple assets for comics and merchandising, originals/gaming and movies.

Trinity also plans to set up three films every year in multiple Indian languages along with three Indo-China projects and one Indo–American project.

“Every Trinity franchise will go beyond the box office,” the company said.

With 100 per cent ownership of IPs, Trinity has developed various universes for its content. It has also developed an exclusive ‘writer’s room’ to re-engineer the process of film-making.

The company plans to develop the story universe in house and build a ‘process and discipline’ for the same. Further developing the writer’s room, it aims to hire 15–20 writers in the next one year and assign them to different writing rooms. Each of these rooms will have researchers, graphic artists and writers, and will be supervised by a script head.

The company will also reach out to creative talents below the age of 30 across six cities with an online shortlisting process. For recruitment, it will host two-day workshops in various cities where the screening of genre films will be followed by discussions and panel interviews.