Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona has come on board fantasy-actioner “A Monster Calls” with River Road, Participant Media, Focus Features and Lionsgate teaming to finance and distribute. The film…
MADRID — Two of Spain's most powerful film companies, Spain's Apaches Entertainment and Telecinco Cinema, the film arm of Mediaset Espana, won the 2013 Fapae-Rentrak Prize for Juan Antonio Bayona's…
Celeb cheerleaders including Angelina Jolie and Reese Witherspoon have rallied around Watts' focused, physically demanding work as a mother separated from her husband and children in the 2004 tsunami.
All Oscar Faura asked for were sunny days on the set of "The Impossible" in Thailand. But when the rain poured down on what were supposed to be dry and muggy locations, the d.p. moved quick to create…
'The Impossible' – Produced by Belen Atienza, Alvaro Augustin, Enrique Lopez-Lavigne & Ghislan Barrois
Atienza heard a radio show remembering the tragedy of the 2004 tsunami on its third anniversary. "Among the guests was (survivor) Maria (Belon)," he says. "I told (J. A.) Bayona about it, and that…
In order to tell the true story of one family's survival of the catastrophic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Bayona had to recreate the disaster itself.
Juan Antonio Bayona was in high spirits following the preem of Summit's "The Impossible" at the ArcLight, noting that the tsunami disaster movie has become a major hit in his Spanish homeland.
Nearly drowned in a rip tide off the shore of Bali at age 14, Naomi Watts knows how it feels to be threatened by big waves and rushing water.
Ewan McGregor has vague recollections, mostly of images from newscasts, of the deadly tsunami that struck southeast Asia nearly eight years ago and was perplexed anyone would write a script about it.
"Naomi shows us once again how beautifully and honestly she can render tragedy into heroism." -- Mark Ruffalo on Naomi Watts in 'The Impossible'