Nicolas Lopez

Director, Chile

Lopez could retire next year at the age of 25 with an international career behind him. Elizabeth Avellan’s Troublemaker Studios and Spain’s Drive are co-producing Lopez’s sophomore movie, “Santos,” currently in post. Lopez will roll early 2008 on “178 Jak Johnsons” for Salma Hayek’s Ventanazul and MGM. Both add to the growing list of fanboy titles that straddle the Spanish-speaking and U.S. worlds.

Lopez is a trailblazer: “Santos” is the Spanish-speaking world’s first immersion in sci-fi f/x filmmaking. Like Guillermo del Toro, Lopez is a genre helmer, though he prefers humor to horror. “Rojo” was a laugh-out-loud college dork fest; “Santos” turns a dweeby comicbook writer into a spandex superhero; and “178” spoofs “Terminator.”

Lopez is also intent on building his local industry — a very Latin desire. His latest production out of Chile-based Sobras is youth comedy “Normal con alas,” which bows shortly.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading