Even as many other films are moving out of the race fearing the onslaught of the coronavirus – Bengaluru based Prime Originals Private Limited, which also owns an OTT platform, NET5, has entered into film distribution by having their first movie, Legacy of Lies, starring Scott Adkins, slated for release on 2nd April across India in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, apart from English, The Indian versions are called Agent MI 6. Adkins is the star of films like Boyka, The Expendables series and IPMan 4 among others. Legacy of Lies was also trending at No. 1 on Netflix UK for a long while.
“Even though we have our own OTT platform NET5, we want to release some of their action, blockbuster movies first in theatres and stream it later on their platform. We have set up distribution across India and have movies lined up for theatrical distribution with 2 movies every month. Legacy of Lies is releasing across 500 screens,” says Balwanth Singh, the moving spirit behind this novel idea.
Legacy of Lies is about Martin Baxter, an ex-MI6 agent, who is thrown back into the world of espionage and high stakes when Sasha Stepanenko, a beautiful Ukrainian journalist, seeks his help uncovering the shocking truth about operations conducted by the Russian Secret Service. The film has been written and directed by Adrian Bol and also stars Anna Butkevich and Yuliia Sobol. Well, with Scott Adkin in it, we're sure the action is going to be top-notch, but what's left to see how they formulate an engaging story arc around all the action and stunt choreography. If everything gels together, we're in for a treat.
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