Visual FX veteran Dean Wright has been hired to direct and rewrite Mexican historical epic “Cristiada” for NewLand Films.
Pic’s touted as the largest ever Mexican produced film and will shoot in Mexico City and other locations throughout the country. NewLand’s primary goal is producing films entirely within Mexico.
“Cristiada” is a fact-based English language feature film telling the story of the 1926-29 Cristeros war, touched off by a rebellion over the Mexican government’s moves in 1917 to seculiarize the country and remove the influence of the Catholic Church.
Wright received an Oscar nomination for supervising visual effects on “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.” Other VFX credits “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” the last two “Lord of the Rings,” “Titanic” and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”
The original screenplay for “Cristiada” was written by Michael James Love.
Wright’s also attached to direct Biblical epic “Kingdom Come.” He’s represented by The Gotham Group and Rocket Science Talent.