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Juan Jose Campanella, the Argentine who won the foreign-language Oscar in 2009 for his film The Secret in Their Eyes, has decided to make his first animated feature. His film has been titled Metegol, or Foosball, and only has a budget of $9.75 million if you can believe that.
The film “follows an underdog who, with the help of foosball figures that come to life, must take on a star soccer pro to save their village.”
I for one think this is an interesting storyline. It reminds me of The Indian in the Cupboard except there seems to be a lot more at risk if an underdog has to challenge a pro to save his village. I wonder how they are going to set up that village angle.
Campanella stated that “we are finding a visual style that we haven’t seen before in an animated movie. We are putting a lot of effort in that. »
- Alex DiGiovanna
Foosball characters will come to life in Juan Jose Campanella's MetegolJuan José Campanella, who directed last year's Oscar-winning Best Foreign Language Film The Secret in Their Eyes, is moving to animation with his latest project entitled Metegol, according to Variety.
The movie, which translates to English as Foosball, centers on a character who has to face a soccer pro in order to save his village. He is aided by figures on a foosball table that come to life. Juan José Campanella will direct and produce through his 100 Bares banner and the Buenos Aires-based Catmandu. Spain's Plural-Jempsa will also lend a hand with the production.
Metegol is slated for release sometime in 2012. The site reports that local Argentine actors such as Pablo Rago, Fabián Gianola, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, Horacio Fontova, David Masajnik are being hired for unspecified voice roles.
"Metegol" (Foosball) follows an underdog who, with the help of foosball figures that come to life, must take on a star soccer pro to save their village. Pablo Rago ("Secret"), Fabian Gianola ("The Super Agents: New Generation"), Miguel Angel Rodriguez ("Dad for a Day"), Horacio Fontova ("Goodbye, Dear Moon") and David Masajnik ("Son of the Bride") will all lend their voices to the production.
Despite a quite low $9.75 million budget, Campanella hopes to find "a visual style that we haven't seen before in an animated movie." A 2012 release is being planned. »
- Garth Franklin
3 items from 2010
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