Actor Emraan Hashmi is all set to make a comeback to the horror genre after three long years. The actor is all set to star in the Hindi remake of a Malayalam horror film ‘Ezra’.

Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak's Hindi remake of the horror film is being produced by Panorama Studios. It will be helmed by Jay Krishnan, who has directed the original Malayalam film as well.

Emraan Hashmi said that the movie will push boundaries, and promises "one hell of a spooky ride".

"Horror is a genre with immense potential. A well-made horror film will always draw audiences in huge numbers to cinema halls," Emraan said in a statement.

"With Ezra, we hope to push the boundaries further and give the audience an experience that they will never forget. I'm happy to be associating with Kumarji and Abhishek on this film and with Jay at the helm of things all I can say is be prepared for one hell of a spooky ride," he added.

Producer Abhishek said, "Ezra was a success story in Malayalam and a good story is always universal and hence we were convinced that it has the potential to appeal to the pan-India audience as it has a perfect blend of horror, story and emotion. With this remake, we look forward to work with Emraan for our third collaboration after Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji and the untitled Amitji-Emraan film which is under-production."

Krishnan said the film will come with a "fresh approach to the horror genre showcased in Ezra was well received down south and the film was a blockbuster".

"I hope to push the envelope further with the backing of Panorama studios and the presence of an actor like Emraan Hashmi," he said.

The film will be shot in Mumbai and Mauritius.

The makers are currently on a look out for a female lead.