A short yet intriguing teaser trailer has hit the web for Academy Award-winning director Juan Jose Campanella’s animated film Foosball. Campanella is best known for the Argentine crime thriller The Secret in Their Eyes, but he’s taken on animation for his latest project. The film apparently “follows an underdog who, with the help of foosball figures that come to life, must take on a star soccer pro to save their village.” The story is fun enough, but it’s the animation here that really catches my eye. I like the feel of the foosball players and I’m eager to see more from this curious little pic. The film is apparently in Spanish, but this teaser features an English (specifically British) voiceover.
Hit the jump to watch the teaser. No word on when we’ll get to see the film stateside, but hopefully sometime this year.
Oscar-winning director Juan Jose Campanella (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) will make his English-language feature-film debut with an adaptation of the children’s fantasy novel Heck. According to Heat Vision, Heck is like a kids’ version of Dante’s Inferno and with that, I am instantly sold. The plot “centers on a good kid named Milton Fauster (what child is going to get those references?) who, with his shoplifting sister, dies in a freak accident and ends up in an unearthly reform school called Heck.”
Heck is part of a series, and the film will be an adaptation of the first book, Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go. Spyglass Entertainment, who is producing the film, is currently looking for a writer and plans to make Heck, “a big, effects-driven family adventure in the vein of Beetlejuice.” Hit the jump for more details on the book because it sounds great.