Prithviraj Sukumaran has always been known for pushing the envelope in Malayalam cinema by experimenting with different genres. Diverse movies such as Celluloid, Mumbai Police, City of God, Koode, Ennu Ninte Moideen, Indian Rupee, Ayalum Njanum Thammil and Sapthamashree Thaskaraha are proof of his acting oeuvre. It is, therefore, only befitting that when he makes a foray into production, the audience can expect uncharted territory. He was earlier part of a production venture called August Cinema, in partnership with Arya, Santhosh Shivan and Shaji Nadesan.

9, being bankrolled by Prithviraj and his wife Supriya Menon under the banner SPE Films India, dabbles in the sci-fi genre. It stars Prithviraj, Prakash Raj, Wamiqa Gabbi and Mamta Mohandas in lead roles.