The movie telling the story of a heroin addict-and-fugitive found the director truly runs away from the project starting its production in the spring of 2007. Peter Weir has left the project after several irreconcilable differences in the interpretation with Warner Bross, Graham King and Johnny Depp as the producer in adapting the Gregory David Robert's 944-page novel, "Shantaram". Weir was a qualified choice then, due to his respectively easy-going behavior.
The quest for new director is still ongoing, without any doubt that the production will be able to start on its targeted time instead of meeting a total cancellation. So far, the search has reached the exotic India and the land of Europe (Spain and the UK).
Johnny Depp is expected to take the lead role of this $2-million-worth movie under his Infinitum Nihil incorporated with Initial Entertainment Group owned by Graham King.