Spanish filmmaker J. A. Bayona will direct Society of the Snow, based on true events, for Netflix.
No one can forget the plane crash incident of 1972, where Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashed in the Andes mountains of South America. The survival of the people in the accident was nothing short of a miracle. Now Netflix is going to film the incident, for which Spanish filmmaker J.A. Bayona has been called to direct. Bayona made his film debut as a director with the 2007 horror thriller The Orphanage. His first feature proved to be a milestone in his career. After this the director did not look back, later he gave hits like A Monster Calls with Tom Holland, The Impossible and Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with Chris Pratt .
Bayona co-wrote the story of ‘Society of the Snow‘ with Bernat Vilaplana, Jamie Marques and Nicolas Casariego. The story of the film will be inspired by Pablo Vierci’s book La sociedad de la nieve.
The survival drama featuring stars Enzo Vogrincic Raldan, Matias Recalt, Agustin Pardella, Tomas Wolf, Diego Ariel Vegezzi, Francisco Romero, Agustin Della Corte, Benjamin Segura, Jeronimo Bosia, Simon Hempe, Valentino Alonso and Rafael Federman. Belen Atienza and Sandra Hermida will produce for Netflix.
The shooting of the film will be done in Spain’s Sierra Nevada, Uruguay’s Montevideo, Andes and El Valle de las Lagrimas, where the incident took place.
Society of the Snow Plot
The story of Society of the Snow will follow Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which took off to take a rugby team to Chile. But even before reaching its destination, Flight 571 crashed in the Andes glacier. Of the 45 passengers on board the flight, only 29 survived where they faced some of the toughest environments in the world. To survive, they had to resort to such measures, including cannibalism.
The director has confirmed this news from his social media account Twitter.