What would you do if Hollywood gave you $75 million to make your dream project?

“Like any other director, I have had many big-project dreams. And since I like biopics, one of those dreams is to film Sir Ernest Shackleton’s story. I have been to Antartica and I have even visited his grave in the South Georgian Islands. It is such a beautiful story, such a great human drama, I really do not understand why it has never been done for the big screen. 

My dream team (for the film) includes Sean Connery and either Darius Khondji or Philippe Rousselot as cinematographer.

I believe the world needs films that are emotional and sincere. It’s a pity that there are only too few of them. Often films with a lot of money are cold and do not touch people as they should. My goal is, always, to make films that touch people. ‘Two Sons’ touched more than 5 million people in Brazil (the highest number of admissions for a Brazilian film in the past 25 years), and it would be wonderful if I could do a high-profile project that would touch people all over the world.”

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