Philipp Stolzl, director of 2013 period drama The Doctor, has signed onto helm the work for German studio UFA Fiction. Physician screenwriter Jan Berger will write the script. UFA’s co-Chief executive officer Nico Hofmann will produce.
Philipp Stolzl (‘The Physician’) will direct the film concerning the German magicians who grew to become Vegas stars and whose careers were stopped short by an on-stage tiger attack in 2003.
Vegas entertainers Siegfried &lifier Roy are becoming the biopic treatment.
The German magicians and entertainers, who have been a Vegas institution before an on-stage tiger attack introduced an abrupt finish for their careers, have signed an offer for any film form of their remarkable lives.
Siegfried and Roy stated these were “excited and incredibly honored” that Hofmann, who they referred to as “Germany’s most effective film producer,” could be adapting their existence story for that screen.
“The picture of Siegfried and Roy floating lower to the stage within their fantastical clothes, landing amongst a pack of snow-white-colored tigers, continues to be burned into my thoughts since i have would be a boy,” Stolzl stated. “It had been truly using this world. Having the ability to tell the storyline of Siegfried and Roy, covering all of their achievements, desires and dreams, is an excellent gift that is included with a unique group of challenges for me personally like a director.”
Siegfried and Roy’s high camp style magic show, concerning white-colored lions and tigers, was incredibly effective. It’s believed which more than 25 million people saw their Vegas show in the Mirage Resort and Casino. However the duo received attack from animal legal rights activists who disapproved of the utilization of live creatures within their act.
Hofmann stated it had lengthy been an aspiration of his to utilize the happy couple: “this is not only a story of two Spanish people who grew to become world stars,” he stated, “it is, most importantly, a tale of diving into the field of magic. Siegfried and Roy’s life’s jobs are a nearly unbelievable energy source and creativeness.”
The magicians themselves, Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Uwe Horn, will behave as executive producers via their S&R Businesses shingle, along with Sebastian Werninger and S&R’s Jan Mewes. Pixomondo, the VFX firm which counts Bet on Thrones and The Walking Dead among its credits, will handle visual effects around the project.
Siegfried and Roy’s act was the foundation of NBC’s short-resided primetime animated series Father from the Pride, that was nearly canceled following the tiger attack on Roy.
The Vegas show ran from 1990 to 2003, whenever a white-colored tiger known as Mantecore, assaulted Roy throughout a live show and hauled him off stage, causing serious injuries. Roy remained partly disabled through the attack and, following a brief comeback this year, the happy couple upon the market from show business. The tiger wasn’t put lower and made it until its dying of natural causes in 2014.