Joseph Fiennes is the villain, in case there were any doubts.
Children’s fantasy movie The Games Maker
started shooting this winter in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is based off the eponymous Argentine
novel by Pablo de Santis
and it’s being directed by Juan Pablo Buscarini
, the filmmaker behind the animated family movies The Hairy Tooth Fairy
(El ratón Pérez
and The Ark
, 2007). The film, however, is very much live-action and stars Joseph Fiennes
villainous role, as well as a mostly American cast in this Argentine-Canadian co-production.
Buscarini (right) directs Fiennes and Mazouz.
Set in Argentina, the film revolves around Ivan Drago, played by David Mazouz (Kiefer Sutherland’s clairvoyant kid in the
TV series Touch). Ivan enters a competition to create a new board game and finds himself enveloped in a fantasy world ruled by Fiennes’ character. The film also features Edward Asner as Ivan’s grandfather, and employs local celebrities in minor
roles, such as Alejandro Awada and Vando Villamil.