Do you remember where you were back in 2010, when you heard the chilling tale of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground? Now, that story is being retold in The 33, a new movie from Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment. They have debuted the first trailer and a new poster, which take us directly back to those harrowing moments. And their triumphant return to safety.
In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope. But 200 stories beneath the surface, in the suffocating heat and with tensions rising, provisions-and time-were quickly running out.
A story of resilience, personal transformation and triumph of the human spirit, the film takes us to the Earth's darkest depths, revealing the psyches of the men trapped in the mine, and depicting the courage of both the miners and their families who refused to give up. Based on the gripping true story of survival, and filmed with the cooperation of the miners, their families and their rescuers, The 33 reveals the never-before-seen actual events that unfolded, above and below ground, which became nothing less than a worldwide phenomenon.
The 33 is directed by Patricia Riggen, the powerful voice behind Girl in Progress andUnder the Same Moon. The suspenseful drama stars an international award-winning ensemble cast that includes Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, Mario Casas, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rodrigo Santoro, Gabriel Byrne and James Brolin. Academy Award nominated producer Mike Medavoy lived in Chile for 10 years and developed this true-life drama in cooperation with the miners, their families and rescuers.
The rescue became a global broadcast news event that captivated the attention of over 1 billion people worldwide. The 33 miners' ordeal represents the longest underground survival story in history. Mikko Alanne, Craig Borten and Michael Thomas wrote the screenplay based on a story by Jose Rivera and the critically-acclaimed book Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar, the former Los Angeles Times bureau chief in Argentina and Mexico. The book has been nominated for a National Book Critics Circle award. The film will be released domestically on November 13. Check out the first trailer and poster.