Chilean Miners Story Ready For Hollywood
Posted on Mon Jul 25, 2011 09:53 AM PDT

chileanminers072511_230.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The story of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for 69 days last year is making its way to Hollywood.

Producer Mike Medavoy and representatives for the miners jointly announced the agreement to bring their tale to the big screen on Monday. Screenwriter José Rivera will adapt the story about the events surrounding the mine's collapse and the rescue that followed.

All 33 miners who were trapped survived. They were rescued on October 13, 2010, and were hounded with countless publicity requests soon after.

Medavoy is excited to produce the movie, explaining:

    “Like millions of people around the world, I was completely engrossed watching the rescue at Copiapó. At its heart, this is a story about the triumph of the human spirit and a testament to the courage and perseverance of the Chilean people. I can't think of a better story than this one to bring to the screen."

The miners say there are still untold details from their time in the San José mine, and this is their only official, authorized movie.