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The story of Chilean miners is set to be made into a movie, after the rights have been acquired by Mike Medavoy.s

The Chilean Miners, a group of 33 mine workers, who were trapped underground for 69 days, have agreed to keep the story that happened during that time. After a year of collapse of the mine, the story is being made into a movie.

Juan Andres Illanes, a miner said that, they consider it to be great step to make it as a movie, which is based on their experiences in the mine. He also added that, this is the only official movie about the life they lead in the mine at San Jose.

The rights of making it as a movie have been acquired by Mike Medavoy, the producer of the movies like ‘Black Swan’ and ‘Shutter Island’. He also lived in Chile for a decade during his youth. Jose Rivera, the writer of ‘Motorcycle Diaries’ has been signed to adapt it for a movie.

As per the reports, the movie will feature the events of the collapse of the mine and the subsequent rescue efforts, which were performed, in order to save all the 33 miners, who have been trapped underground about half a mile.

Mike the producer of the movie said that, he watched the complete rescue operations at Copiapo. The story of the movie is about the human triumph and its spirit and an evidence of courage and perseverance of the Chilean people, he added.

The production of the movie is expected to start next year.

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