Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Mexican Trio Unite

The L.A. Times is reporting that Mexican directors Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth), Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Children of Men) and Alejandro González Iñárritu (21 Grams, Babel) have joined together as a team and are attempting to sell themselves in an “all-or-nothing, five-picture deal” worth approximately $100 million. Carlos Cuarón (Rudo y Cursi) and Rodrigo García (Passengers, Six Feet Under) would also be included in the deal, which the publication says will likely include at least two Spanish language films. Sources also claim that all five films have been identified and budgets had been estimated, but some of the projects do not yet have finished scripts.

The comradery these directors have with each other is really inspiring. I wish more American directors would help each other in this way. The deal is supposedly going to Universal; here's hoping that we see many more great films from these guys.

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