The inspiring, phenomenal, story of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped in a San Jose mine, half a mile beneath the surface, for 69 days in 2010, is closer to becoming a movie.
Black Swan producer Mike Medavoy, with the co-operation of the 33 miners, is planning to bring this story to the big screen. Motorcycle Diaries writer Jose Rivera is attached to adapt this true story.
According to Deadline.com miner Juan Andres Illanes said in a statement
“One year after the collapse of the mine, we consider this to be a great step towards the realization of a film based on our experience in the mine. This is the only official and authorized film about what we lived in the San José mine. Much of our story has never been told.”
Medavoy said about this project “Like millions of people around the world, I was completely engrossed watching the rescue at Copiapó. At its heart, this is a story about the triumph of the human spirit and a testament to the courage and perseverance of the Chilean people. I can’t think of a better story than this one to bring to the screen.”
I was glued to my TV set watching the rescue and can’t wait to see how the men managed to keep going during the 69 days they were trapped underground.
A cast is yet to be announced but it looks likely that production will start on this next year.
That’s Entertainment (and truly inspirational!)!