Spanish director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego blasted onto the Weinstein’s radar with his foreign language King of the Hill (El rey de la montaña). The brothers were so impressed they tapped him to direct Apollo 18, the found-footage sci-fi horror film that’s been delayed to August. Word on the street is that it was not a good experience, which is why it comes as no shock that Lopez-Gallego is heading back to his home country.
Next up he’ll direct Inertia, which he co-wrote with Fernando Navarro.
“Just another day and as usual Burman goes to work as a courier. Half way through the morning he is witness to a brutal car accident. A car goes up onto the pavement and runs over a boy. The driver flees the scene. The boy is very seriously injured. Burman calls an ambulance and then, without really thinking about it, hits the accelerator of his van to follow the car, which then speeds up to avoid being caught.
This turns out to be an everlasting day in which Burman will discover that nothing is as it seems and that behind what at first appears to be accidental, hides a intriguing mystery. To catch the driver and reveal his face will become an obsession that will make lead him to situations he could never have imagined.”