Raul Julia-Levy will star in Mexico-set time travel pic
Raul Julia-Levy has been cast to play the lead in 3D family action adventure “Chronicles of the Mayan Tunnel.”The $80 million pic is funded by Tayrona Entertainment and Wesley Snipes’ production company Maandi Media Entertainment. “Tunnel” follows the exploits of four youngsters sent back in time 1,500 years to the height of the Mayan Empire and is based on an unpublished book by Julia-Levy, the son of thesp Raul Julia. Julia-Levy will play protagonist Yum Kax, a Mayan god of justice, and be pitted against war god Ah Puch, who may be played by Snipes if the “Blade” star find his way around his current legal dilemma. The actor is facing a three year jail sentence for tax fraud but has publicly vowed to push forward with his acting career. Principal photography is scheduled for the first half of 2011 with release set for 2012. Tayrona recently boosted its P&A fund for Latin America from $30 million to $80 million to increase its presence in the market.