E4 Entertainments to adapt book on Veerappan into web series
A web series will portray the historical chasing of Veerappan, a bandit who was active for 36 years in south India. Popular film production house E4 Entertainments announced that they have bagged the rights of the book ‘Veerappan: Chasing the Brigand’ written by Vijayakumar IPS to be adapted into web series.
“Any web series or feature film replicating the book, its episodes in part or as whole or any characters in the book or their mannerisms as depicted in the book is liable for damages and legal action for copyright infringement," wrote E4 Entertainment in the press release.
The web series will feature the combat between Veerappan and the special task force of Tamil Nadu - Karnataka governments.
According to reports, the shooting is on progress as per the COVID protocol. E4 Entertainments informed that the outdoor shooting will commence once the government cancels the restrictions over the pandemic.
Vijayakumar IPS was appointed as the head of the Special Task Force to nab Veerappan in 2003. The entire operation was named as Operation Cocoon. The book portrays the life of Veerappan who turned a dacoit from a sandalwood smuggler. The book also features the kidnapping of Kannada superstar Dr Rajkumar and death of Veerappan.