It was officially announced that the dramatic story with a happy ending of the 33 Chilean miners trapped in the depths of the earth for 69 days, will be brought to the big screen.
Producer Mike Medavoy, known for his work in Black Swan and Shutter Island, has confirmed that he obtained the rights to stage the real life odyssey.
Remarkable names like Robert Pattinson, Gael Garcia and Antonio Banderas, could be part of the extensive cast for the film of the Chilean miners, to begin recording in Los Angeles with a screenplay by Jose Rivera, who did a great job on “The Motorcycle Diaries.”
The movie title has not been revealed yet, but it forward already is negotiating with actors Pattinson, Gael and Flags to accommodate the schedule of films, provided they accept to be in the project.
The story of the 33 Chilean miners won the hearts of the world, who survived the collapse of the San Jose mine on Thursday, August 5, 2010. The rescue began the next day, but it wasn’t until17 days after the first collapse that they were found and confirmed alive.
The rescue operation at a cost of $10-20 million, was partly funded by private donations, the government of Chile and Codelco.
Another extraordinary event in the history of the Chilean miners, was the international coverage of the most successful rescue process in the history of mining was estimated to have been watched live by more than 1.3 billion viewers.
Will their story have the same impact on the big screen?