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JA Bayona Directing Andes . Flight Disaster Film

Film director born in Barcelona JA Bayona, who is behind movies like Orphanage (2007), The impossible (2012), A monster call (2016) and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) will direct another film inspired by a real-life disaster titled Society of the Snow.


The Netflix movie will be based on the book La Sociedad de la Nieve by Uruguayan author and journalist Pablo Vierci. The book and movie will tell the true story of the 1972 tragedy known as the “Miracle of the Andes” about Flight 571. The flight was carrying a football team and was headed to Santiago. , Chile, crashed on the Andes glacier on October 13 of that year. Of the 45 passengers on board, only 29 survived the impact and found themselves in a dangerously harsh environment where they had to resort to extreme measures to keep themselves alive. The story was previously portrayed in the 1993 film Alive Directed by Frank Marshall.

The film will be Bayona’s return to Spanish-language filmmaking since Orphanage in 2007. In his words:


“Tells about one of the most remembered events of the 20th century, with all its complexity implying a story that has as much to do with survivors as it does with those who never returned from the region. Mountain. I also had to deal with it in Spanish, a language I’m excited about again after 14 years of not filming in my own language, and with a team of young Uruguayan and Argentinian actors who which I am very pleased with. ”


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Scenario for Society of the Snow written by Bayona with Bernat Vilaplana, Nicolás Casariego, and Jaime Marques. Confirmed members of the cast include Enzo Vogrincic Roldán, Matías Recalt, Wolf Tomas, Diego Ariel Vegezzi, Agustin Pardella, Francisco Romero, Rafael Federman, Felipe Gonzalez Otaño, Esteban Kukuriczka, Agustin Della Corte, Valentino Alonso, Simon Hempe, Jerónimo Bosia, Fernando Contigiani García, and Benjamin Segura. Sandra Hermida and Belen Atienza is acting as a producer.


Filming will take place in Andalucía, Spain, Montevideo, Uruguay and in specific locations throughout the Andes. Netflix hasn’t given a release date yet Society of the Snow.



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