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Director J.A. Bayona Working on Feature Adaptation of Spanish Civil War Story

Spanish director, J.A. Bayona, known for helming The Impossible, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and two episodes of the series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, is developing an adaptation of Manuel Chaves Nogales’ short story collection A Sangre y Fuego. The stories are considered by some in Spain as the best portrayal by a Spaniard of its ghastly Spanish Civil War.
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‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Director J. A. Bayona Announces Spanish Civil War Movie

Spain’s J.A. Bayona, director of “Jurassic World: Fallen  Kingdom” and two episodes of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” is developing an adaptation of Manuel Chaves Nogales’ short story collection “A sangre y fuego,” now considered by some in Spain as the best portrayal by a Spaniard of its ghastly Spanish Civil War.    Bayona is working with writer-director Agustín Díaz Yanes (“Alatriste,” “Gold,” “Don’t Tempt Me”) to develop a script, based on the book by Chaves Nogales who died in exile in London in 1944.  Talking on stage at the Seville European Film Festival, which opened on Friday, Bayona...
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Netflix, ‘The Impossible’ Director J.A. Bayona Wrap Spain Shoot on ‘Society of the Snow,’ an Uplifting Disaster Movie

Click here to read the full article. Spain’s J.A. Bayona, director of “The Impossible” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” is close to wrapping production on the Spanish leg of Netflix’s “Society of the Snow,” (“La sociedad de la nieve”), one of the Spanish-speaking world’s most ambitious upcoming features for 2023. Turning on a 1972 air crash in the Andes that forced its survivors to highly extreme measures, the film, marks Bayona’s return to Spanish-language filmmaking for the first time in 16 years since his 2006 feature debut, “The Orphanage.”  What looks set to be a celebration of extraordinary human fortitude in a...
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Society of the Snow to Be Directed by J.A. Bayona

Netflix announced today that J.A. Bayona will direct Society of the Snow for the streaming service. Bayona has directed such films as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The Impossible and The Orphanage. The script for the film, based on the book La sociedad de la nieve by Pablo Vierci, will be...

J. A. Bayona Sets Netflix Real-Life Disaster Drama ‘Society of the Snow’

J. A. Bayona, the Spanish filmmaker behind The Orphanage, A Monster Calls and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, is heading back to the real-life disaster world he last explored with 2012’s The Impossible, this time with Netflix on board. Society of the Snow (La Sociedad de la Nieve) will tell the story of the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which in 1972 was chartered to fly a rugby team to Chile and catastrophically crashed on a glacier in the heart of the Andes. Only 29 of the 45 passengers survived the crash and, finding themselves in one of the world’s toughest environments,...

J. A. Bayona Directing Plane Crash Survival Movie ‘Society Of The Snow’ For Netflix

J. A. Bayona, whose credits include The Impossible, The Orphanage, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, has been set to direct Spanish-language disaster movie Society of the Snow for Netflix. Based on the book La sociedad de la nieve by Pablo Vierci, the film is set in 1972, charting the true story of what happens after an Uruguayan Air Force flight transporting a rugby team to Chile cashes on a glacier in the Andes. Only 29 of the 45 passengers survived the crash, finding themselves in one of the world’s toughest environments, forced to resort to extreme measures to stay alive. Bayona has...