The first film directed by Alejandro Amenábar will jump on television in an international project led by Federation Entertainment. The French-based company, based in Paris and Los Angeles, has acquired theses rights to Mercury Films, the distributor of Enrique Cerezo, with the intention of producing a drama based on the film.
Federation Entertainment, producer of series like Marseille and Office of infiltrators , will develop the future series with Raphaël Rocher and Empreinte Digitale, producer, in turn, of the science fiction series Missions , winner of the MipDrama Screenings in 2017. In addition, Cerezo will participate in the project as executive producer .
Starring Ana Torrent (Ángela), Fele Martínez (Chema) and Eduardo Noriega (Bosco), Thesis (1996) tells how three university students are immersed in the world of snuff movies , movies filmed in a clandestine way with a high content of violence and even real deaths. With only 24 years, Amenábar swept the Goya gala taking seven awards, including best film, novel director and original script.
According to Variety , Amenábar's opera has three key elements to inspire a series: tension, complex characters and a specific setting , the university. Also, it should be noted that Amenábar is a recognized filmmaker in and out of Spain thanks to titles such as Abre los ojos , whose Hollywood remake starred Tom Cruise under the title Vanilla Sky ; The others , film led by Nicole Kidman; or Agora , blockbuster headed by Rachel Weisz.
Amenábar's last film, While the war lasts , has been a critical and public success. The film about Miguel de Unamuno and the Civil War has raised more than 12 million euros, winning five Goya awards. Currently the filmmaker is immersed in the production of his first television series , The Treasure of the Black Swan , adaptation of the comic by Paco Roca for Movistar +.
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