According to a piece in the New York Times, Warner Bros. have gone so far as to place adverts in Indian newspapers and film trade publications warning against the plagiarism of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Of course, this isn’t some wild pre-preemptive measure, with Button randomly selected as an example. In fact, as reported in the Times of India last month, there is a Hindi film in production that shares some (vague) similarities with David Fincher’s sentimental potboiler.

Action Replay has been in production since mid-March with Akshay Kumar starring as a man who reverse-ages. He goes all the way from 62, back to… the age of 26. So that’s one key difference already. There’s a lot of other business that’s clearly very different too…

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Bollywood is Remaking Back to the Future

Is Bollywood remaking Back to the Future? RealBollywoodNews is reporting that Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai have been cast in Action Replay (yeah, horrible title…), a film which will be unofficially based on the popular 1985 Robert Zemeckis film Back to the Future. BTTF.com was able to contact Future producer/screenwriter Bob Gale who denied any knowledge of the production.

Bollywood has a long history of “borrowing” film storylines from popular Hollywood films (google “bollywood star wars”). The ages of the two leads (41 and 35 respectfully) confirm that it won’t be a close adaptation. Action Replay will begin production in February 2009.