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Adi Shankar Joins Maker Studios in 3-Picture Directing Deal

"Power/Rangers" fan film producer Adi Shankar has signed a deal to direct three digital projects for Maker Studios over the next two years, including an original animated superhero concept.

According to The Wrap, one of these projects will be "an untitled animated project based on an original idea by Shankar that involves superheroes in developing countries." While there are no plot details about the other two projects, they are slated for development in 2016. Maker Studios will fully finance these projects in a first-of-its-kind deal that spans multiple channel networks.

“Shankar is the Quentin Tarantino of the digital generation, so it was only natural that he would land at Maker Studios where he would have access to the best talent in the world, with the greatest creative latitude,” Darren Yan, Maker’s head of talent partnerships, said in a statement.

This won’t be Shankar’s first foray into superhero filmmaking, as he’s delivered a series of well-received short films that include “The Punisher: Dirty Laundry,” “Venom: Truth in Journalism” and “Judge Dredd: Superfiend.” He is currently working on "Gods and Secrets," his directorial debut, which will follow the secret lives and celebrity of the Guardians of Justice after a tragedy strikes the group and stars Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Sharni Vinson, Andy Milonakis.

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