Magazine article Variety

Constantin Nabs German Rights to Epic 'Maya Lord'

Magazine article Variety

Constantin Nabs German Rights to Epic 'Maya Lord'

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IN ONE OF THE richest deals of the European Film Market so far, Constantin Film has picked up Roland Emmerich's upcoming historical epic "Maya Lord" for Germany.

Emmerich's Centropolis Entertainment and Voltage Pictures are producing the movie, and Voltage is selling it in Berlin. Emmerich ("Independence Day," "The Day After Tomorrow") was in town to present the picture to buyers alongside Voltage boss Nicolas Chartier. Constantin won a subsequent auction for German distribution rights.

The film, budgeted in the $60 million to $70 million range, is based on John Coe Robbins' historical novel of the same title. Emmerich will direct from a script by Angela Workman ("The Zookeeper's Wife").

The story follows Guerrero, a soldier, and Father Aguilar, a priest, who survive a shipwreck offof the Yucatan Peninsula and are captured by a Mayan tribe. …

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