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Martel to Helm Spanish Invasion Film

Lucrecia Martel to helm alien invasion filmWord has come through via Cannes this morning that director Lucrecia Martel is getting ready to follow up her movie Woman Without a Head (surprisingly, not horror) with an alien invasion movie that sounds pretty epic.

Variety reports that the film is called El Eternauta and will follow a group of survivors who, after living through a deadly snow that overtakes Europe, are forced to battle invading aliens and their army of giant insects.

The film is being produced by Argentina’s K&S Films, who also just closed a deal for the horror film Cimarron during the film festival. Production on El Eternauta will be extensive, to say the least, and since it’s going to need a Spanish-speaking lead, huge set pieces and loads of effects, don’t expect to hear too much about it anytime soon. Especially since Martel has yet to write the script…

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  • argie

    Martel isn’t Spanish, is Argentine.
    The comic and the film will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Agonistes

    Que bueno se oye esto!