Un film biografico su “Siegfried & Roy” e’ in pre-produzione.
Las Vegas performers Siegfried & Roy are getting the biopic treatment.
The German magicians and entertainers, who were a Las Vegas institution before an onstage tiger attack brought a sudden end to their careers, have signed a deal for a film version of their extraordinary lives.
Philipp Stolzl, director of 2013 period drama The Physician, has signed on to helm the project for German studio UFA Fiction. Physician screenwriter Jan Berger will pen the script. UFA’s co-CEO Nico Hofmann will produce.
“The image of Siegfried and Roy floating down onto the stage in their fantastical outfits, landing amidst a pack of snow-white tigers, has been burned into my mind since I was a boy,” Stolzl said Monday in a statement. “It was truly out of this world. Being able to tell the story of Siegfried and Roy, covering all their successes, desires and dreams, is a wonderful gift that comes with a special set of challenges for me as a director.”
The magicians themselves, Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Uwe Horn, will act as executive producers via their S&R Enterprises shingle, together with Sebastian Werninger and S&R’s Jan Mewes. Pixomondo, the VFX firm which counts Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead among its credits, will handle visual effects on the project.