A new biographical drama titled The 33, based on the book Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar, is opening in theaters this Friday. The book and film chronicle the Chilean mining accident in 2010, in which 33 miners were trapped underground and survived together for a total of 69 days. Starring in the film are actors Antonio Banderas (The Mask of Zorro, Once Upon A Time in Mexico), Rodrigo Santoro (300, Focus), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Godzilla), James Brolin (Traffic, Catch Me If You Can), Jacob Vargas (Get Shorty, Jarhead), and Oscar Nunez (The Office, The Italian Job). Patricia Riggen (Under the Same Moon, Girl in Progress), who received top remarks at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival for her film Family Portrait, directed the project from a screen story by Jose Rivera (Trade, Letters to Juliet). You can see the trailer here on MADE. The movie opens in theaters this Friday.
El Secreto de Sus Ojos (translated “the secret in their eyes”) first came to theaters in 2009 from Spanish director Juan Jose Campanella and won the Oscar in 2010 for Best Foreign Language Film. Since then writer/director Billy Ray (The Hunger Games, Breach), who received an Oscar nomination last year for his screenplay for Captain Phillips, has been trying to get a remake, or rather an English-speaking version of the film made. Denzel Washington was due to take a role in the film with Warner Bros. at one point in 2011, but that has since fallen through and now there is word from Deadline that Chiwetel Ejiofor and Gwyneth Paltrow may be taking on roles in the film. El Secreto de Sus Ojos followed the story of a former legal counselor, who, haunted by unresolved casework and a forbidden love with a superior, writes a novel to cope with his unresolved affairs. The English/American version would follow the same general story but the character would be adapted to an MI-5 agent and would take place in Boston. Billy Ray is thus far set to write the script and direct the project as well, with production beginning this Fall.
A couple of days ago, we finished part 3 of Fresh Off The Boat: London; now we’ve decided to throw up part 1 of The Bay area’s trilogy. In the above episode, Eddie Huang takes us rabbit hunting with the East Bay Rats motorcycle club. Anyone with a weak stomach should be warned, this episode has a couple of hard to watch scenes. The club shows the slaughtering process, in an effort to give people a feel for how disconnected we are from skinning and cleaning the animals we eat. Peep part 1 above and stay tuned for the next installment.
RoboCop was a smash hit when it was first released to theaters back in 1987. The story involved a police officer in Detroit who was terminally wounded and transformed into the ultimate law enforcement cyborg. The film was directed by Paul Verhoeven (Starship Troopers, Total Recall) and written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner, who also wrote both sequels. Peter Weller and Nancy Allen led the cast of the movie, with Kurtwood Smith (Red from That 70s Show) appearing as the main villain. The new movie has taken the story another 15 years into the future, taking place in a more futuristic 2028 Detroit, but still revolves around the same general story-line. The new movie is directed by Jose Padiha and stars Joel Kinnaman in the lead role, as well as Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight, Leon The Professional) and Michael Keaton (Batman, Beetlejuice). Also coming to theaters this February is the World War II drama/action flick The Monuments Men starring George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, John Goodman and Bill Murray. The film is based on the novel about a true story following a platoon that is tasked with the mission of saving priceless works of art from Nazi thieves and returning them to their owners. The book was written by Robert Edsel and Bret Witter and adapted for the screen by director and co-star George Clooney and Grant Heslov (Argo, Good Night and Good Luck). You can check out the trailers for both these movies right here on MADE, but you’ll have to wait another month to see them in theaters.