The news is a fact. Netflix starts a movie of The Tragedy of the Andes. Also know as The Miracle of the AndesThe accident took place in October 1972. A team of young people from Uruguay had every hope of traveling to Chile to play a rugby match. However, the plane had a technical failure that caused the imminent crash of the vehicle in the middle of the Andes. When crashing into one of the mountains, 11 people were killed instantly.
During the following days, more teammates and family members who accompanied them died. 72 days later and after an endless walk of Nando Parrado and Roberto Canessa In order to warn that they were still alive, a plane flew to the place to rescue the 14 remaining survivors.
The event shocked the world in such a way that it was taken to the big screen multiple times both as a documentary as well as in a fictional film version. One of the best known adaptations is Alive!, starring Ethan Hawke and Josh Hamilton, released in 1993. And now Netflix just confirmed that a new tape of the tragedy is coming very soon. Through a short video, the director of the film J.A. Bayona, known for The Impossible, The Orphanage and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, he told viewers that the recording had already begun in the Andes, on the border between Chile and Argentina.
The title of the film is The Snow Society and recounts the terrible experience these young people had to face, who, at that time, were barely 20 years old. The film is based on the eponymous book by Pablo Vierci and has a script by Bayonne, by Bernat Vilaplana, Jaime Marques and Nicolás Casariego.
Its cast is made up of Enzo Vogrincic Roldán, Matías Recalt, Agustín Pardella, Tomas Wolf, Diego Ariel Vegezzi, Esteban Kukuriczka, Francisco Romero, Rafael Federman, Felipe González Otaño, Agustín Della Corte, Valentino Alonso, Simón Hempe, Fernando Contigiani García, Benjamín Segura and Jerónimo Bosia.
Bayona explained why he decided to make a new film of the Tragedy of the Andes. “It was during the documentation process for The Impossible that I discovered The Snow Society, Pablo Vierci’s fascinating chronicle of the tragedy of the Andes. More than ten years later, my fascination for the novel remains intact and I am happy to face The challenge ahead of me: to tell one of the most remembered events of the 20th century, with all the complexity involved in a story that gives as much relevance to the survivors as to those who never returned from the mountain. I face it in Spanish, to which I return excited after 14 years without rolling in my language, and with a team of young Uruguayan and Argentine actors with whom I am enthusiastic“, he expressed.
The Snow Society The filming has already begun that will take place in Sierra Nevada (Andalusia), Montevideo (Uruguay) and in different locations in the Andes (both in Chile and Argentina) including El Valle de las Lágrimas, the real location where the story happened. The release date on Netflix is still unknown.
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