Centropolis Entertainment and Voltage Pictures are set to produce the thrilling historical epic feature film ”Maya Lord” from visionary filmmaker and box-office powerhouse Roland Emmerich (”Independence Day”, ”The Day After Tomorrow”), it was announced today by Centroplis.
Angela Workman (”The Zookeeper’s Wife”) has written the script to be directed by Emmerich.
Voltage is also handling international sales for the film. Emmerich and Voltage’s Nicolas Chartier will introduce the project to buyers at a special presentation at the European Film Market on Thursday, February 15th.
US and China rights are repped by CAA.
In the vein of ”Dances With Wolves”, ”Braveheart” and ”The Patriot”, ”Maya Lord” is a timely tale of oppression and survival. Guerrero, a solider, and Aguilar a priest survive a violent shipwreck in the Yucatan Peninsula only to be captured by a fierce Mayan tribe. With no hope for escape, the brilliant and pragmatic adventurer Gonzalo Guerrero chooses to adopt the Mayan culture as his own, while the uncompromising Father Aguilar holds fast to his Christian faith. The arrival of the conquistadors in 1519 tests the will of both men as they take different warring paths.
“I have been passionate about bringing this incredible true story of famed adventurer Gonzalo Guerrero to audiences for a long time, so I am delighted to be joining forces with Nic Chartier and the team at Voltage to bring this rich and powerful film to life,” commented Roland Emmerich.
Nicolas Chartier said, “Roland Emmerich is one of the biggest directors in the world. His movies take the audience on an emotional ride for a never-been-seen adventure every single time. We love his vision and passion for Maya Lord. This will be the perfect film for buyers who want event movies that can compete with studios releases in their countries.”