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Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez.
ROBERT Rodriguez’s (pic) first film will be adapted into a TV series.
For the time being, the made-for-TV version of El Mariachi is destined for Latin American markets.
Sony Pictures Television is teaming up with Teleset, a Colombian production company, to adapt the American director’s first film, which launched his career in the early 1990s.
Filmed in Spanish on a very small budget, El Mariachi is set in a small Mexican village where a mariachi player comes looking for work.
A local crook’s henchmen mistake the musician for their former partner, who they think has come back for revenge.
Sony Entertainment Television has ordered 70 episodes of the TV series, which will be filmed in Spanish, with Ivan Arana in the title role.
Known in Mexico for his role in the series Soy tu fan, the actor will play Martin Aguirre, a musician who stands up to the local drug cartels.
Robert Rodriguez is currently working on the TV adaptation of his film From Dusk Till Dawn for El Rey Network, the channel he will launch in 2014.
In the meantime, the director will present his latest film, Machete Kills, which arrives in theatres this fall. – AFP Relaxnews
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