Netflix has confirmed that the Mexican Rodrigo Prieto will be in charge of directing his new movie adaptation of Pedro Páramo .
A few days before the National Day of Mexican Cinema is commemorated, the streaming platform shared details of its new initiative Let Mexico be seen, with which it plans to launch a series of productions in collaboration with Mexican filmmakers. Among the projects already confirmed is the movie by Pedro Páramo .
Although the project was announced a year ago, it was not until today during a press conference that it was confirmed that Rodrigo Prieto will be the one who will take command of the direction, this being his debut in the director’s chair. The Mexican, nominated three times for an Oscar, has been recognized for his extensive career as a cinematographer; His works include The Wolf Of Wall Street, 8 Mille, Amores Perros, Babel, Argo, The Irishman and the music video for “The Man” by Taylor Swift.
As revealed by Netflix , the movie is already in pre-production and in addition to Prieto , it also has the participation of Anna Terrazas ( Spectre , Rudo y cursi ) as costume designer and Eugenio Caballero ( Pan’s Labyrinth , Rome ) as production designer. Regarding the cast, there is still no news.
Considered one of the most influential pieces of so-called magical realism, Juan Rulfo ‘s novel is set at the time of the Cristero War, following in the footsteps of Juan Preciado, who arrives in Comala in search of his father: a man named Pedro Páramo . The story has already been brought to the big screen; Sadly, they have all been failed attempts, which is why Rodrigo Prieto ‘s movie has raised great expectations.