Academy Award-nominated producer Mike Medavoy and Academy Award-nominated writer Jose Rivera are teaming up to create what they expect to be an Academy Award-nominated film about the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped in the San Jose mine last year for 69 days. Stop laughing, children.
Medavoy was joined by some of the miners, all represented by WME if you were wondering, and their families to make the announcement.
“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,” said Medavoy. (Via Coming Soon)
Added Medavoy with a fist pump, “CHA-CHING!”
“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,” said miner Juan Andrés Illanes.
Of course Illanes is referring to the unofficial version, This Ain’t The Chilean Miners: A XXX Parody.
In case you forgot, the 33 miners were a half mile underground in a dangerous copper mine when they experienced a cave in and were trapped. For nearly 10 weeks, the family members of the miners feared that they lost their loved ones. Of course they didn’t, because everyone survived. Hell, one guy ran a marathon after. I guess the major suspense will be based around which miner took the first dump. Because you know it was all downhill from there.