New Line Acquires New Film From ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ Director Issa López
New Line has acquired Mexican filmmaker Issa López’s original screenplay “The Girl of a Thousand Names,” her sequel to 2017’s acclaimed “Tigers Are Not Afraid.”
López will direct and produce the feature for HBO Max, confirmed.
His film “Tigers Are Not Afraid” is a hauntingly poetic horror film about a group of children orphaned by cartel violence. It has been nominated for nine of Mexico’s Ariel Awards and won two.
“The Girl with a Thousand Names” will likely have the same mix of real-life horror and magical realism in its story about unaccompanied minors and children in a detention center who were separated from their families at the US border. . It is described as “a fantastically real story of an otherworldly child, trapped in our shattered reality”.
López produces through his Peligrosa label alongside MACRO, a multi-platform media company representing the voices and perspectives of Black, Indigenous people and people of color. It was launched in 2015 by Charles D. King, who will produce with MACRO’s Poppy Hank. MACRO’s Gaby Mena and Greta Talia Fuentes will serve as executive producers.
López is currently in development on separate projects with producers Guillermo del Toro, Noah Hawley and Jason Blum. It is replaced by Rand Holston Management, M88, and Hirsch, Wallerstein, Hayum, Matlof and Fishman