- This one wandered into the Gamasutra box, and was too good not to pass up: "FXLabs Studios, a leading provider of game development and outsourcing services, announced today that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Yashraj Film Studios to develop a PC game based on the popular action thriller Dhoom 2. An industry first for Bollywood, this game will boast of international “AAA” production quality, and will set the standards for all Indian-Cinema based games in the future."

The Wikipedia page for Dhoom 2 has more information on the Bollywood movie, in which: "The police are baffled by a master thief known only as Mr. A (Hrithik Roshan) because he leaves an 'A' symbol after each robbery. Mr. A steals the English crown by sky diving onto a train, disguising himself as the queen, stealing the crown, and escaping." And look at the poster - how can this not be awesome?

Impressively, the movie has already grossed towards $20 million in India, and "...in the US alone, it had earned US$2,642,290 by early 2007." I went and found a trailer for the movie on YouTube, and it seems to be all kinds of high-budget Mission Impossible-aping urban sophisticate styling. The game version of this might even be worth checking out for those who aren't so into the Bollywood scene, eh?

Anyhow, some more info: "Under the working title “Dhoom 2", FXLabs has begun development of the game and expect to complete it by the end of 2007. This game will reach out to all audiences who are avid Dhoom 2 fans as it is the natural extension of the sequel in the virtual screen. The game will feature likeness of characters from Dhoom 2, including Mr. A (Aryan) Jai, Sunehri, Ali and Shonali and many more. Each character will be faithfully recreated in full 3D and will be brought to life by the FXLabs team of talented programmers, artists, and animators."