The dark thriller from Guillem Morales
Guillermo del Toro, currently in New Zealand preparing The Hobbit, will produce the dark Spanish-language thriller Los ojos de Julia (Julia’s Eyes) along with Barcelona’s Rodar y Rodar.
Del Toro and Rodar y Rodar previously collaborated on The Orphanage.
Julia’s Eyes, which will be directed by Guillem Morales, who also co-writes along with Oriol Paulo, will be produced by Rodar’s Joaquin Padro and Mar Targarona and co-financed by Focus Features Intl. Universal Pictures International will release the film in Spain, Latin America and France.
The movie, which has Belen Rueda (The Orphanage) and Lluis Homar (Broken Embraces) attached to star, tells the story of a woman slowly going blind as she investigates the mysterious death of her twin sister. Filming begins Oct. 5.
Says Padro: “The thriller’s an excuse to talk about a woman who overcomes her limitations; it’s a journey of self-discovery.”