Thursday, November 7, 2013

Update on "The Lost City of Z" from @prodweekly

“THE LOST CITY OF Z” Prod Week Update- STATUS: Summer 2014 
PRODUCER: Dede Gardner - Jeremy Kleiner - Anthony Katagas WRITER/DIRECTOR: James Gray 
CAST: Benedict Cumberbatch - Robert Pattinson 
After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve "the greatest exploration mystery of the 
twentieth century": What happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest for the Lost City of Z? In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the 
Amazon to find an ancient civilization, hoping to make one of the most important discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans believed the world’s 
largest jungle concealed the glittering kingdom of El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many scientists convinced that the Amazon 
was truly inimical to humankind. But Fawcett, whose daring expeditions helped inspire Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, had spent years building his 
scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions around the globe, Fawcett embarked with his twenty-one-year-old son, determined to prove that 
this ancient civilization—which he dubbed "Z"—existed. Then he and his expedition vanished. 

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