Shankar's I unit has recently returned from China after completing a 45-day schedule. Now, the latest to hear about the film is that the forthcoming Tamil flick is loosely inspired by a 2003 Chinese movie.
The buzz says that Shankar's I is a remake of Running on Karma. The film starred Andy Lau, Cecilla Cheung and Cheung Siu-Fai in leads and it was directed by Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai.
The story of the film is about a monk, who is gifted to look into the past of others' past, turned-body-builder uses his skills to catch a murderer in order to help a female cop. The early report on the character played by Vikram in I revealed that the actor will be seen in the role of an ordinary man with a lean personality in the first half and a chiselled six-pack abs in the second half.
However, reports say that Shankar has tweaked the script to suit the tastes of the local audience. On his website, the director had earlier said, "I means beauty, king, guru, astonishment, vulnerability (softness/gentleness), etc."
I stars Vikram and Amy Jackon in the leads. Oscar Award winner AR Rahman is composing the music and PC Sriram is handling the camera. The interesting part of the story is that some of the well-known technicians from Hollywood are working in this project.