Academy Award winner, Juan J. Campanella, has a new CG animated project called Metegol (or Foosball in English). Campanella had success with The Secret in Their Eyes and also featured on a few episodes of House and 30 Rock. The movie revolves around shy boy and a team of foosball players attempting to revive their squad after having been dismantled. Although the concept may be a weird one, and there’s no telling how great the story will be, the CG animation is definitely up to scratch. Here’s the official synopsis:
“Metegol, also known as Foosball and Futbolín (Spanish Title), is an upcoming 3D CG animated film directed by Academy award winner Juan J. Campanella (Juan José Campanella) of “The Secret in Their Eyes” (El secreto de sus ojos). The film is based on a short story “Memoirs of a Right Winger” by acclaimed Argentine writer Roberto Fontanarrosa. Eduardo Sacheri (who worked on the script of Campanella’s The Secret in Their Eyes) is adapting the story for screen. The film is a co-production of several Argentinian and Spanish production houses, and Sergio Pablos, executive producer and creator of the original idea for “Despicable Me,” leads the technical side of the production.
The voices of the main characters of the Argentine players are Pablo Rago, Miguel Angel Rodriguez, Fabian Gianola, Horacio Fontova and David Masajnik. It tells the story of Amadeo, a shy but talented boy, and of a foosball team that is trying to get back together after having been dismantled. With the help of the foosball players, Amadeo will have to face his most terrible rival on the football pitch: the Champ. Guided by their leader, the charismatic Right Winger, the foosball players and Amadeo will set off on a great adventure together, like a true team, to get back the dignity that the Champ stole from them.”
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