From ‘Los anillos del poder’ to the end of ETA: Juan Antonio Bayona will recount the decline of the Basque terrorist group for Telecinco

Juan Antonio Bayona He is one of the most international Spanish film directors, after being known for works such as ‘The Impossible’, The orphanage‘, ‘A monster comes to see me‘ and ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom He was in charge of several episodes of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’. While he is retouching his version of the story of the film ‘They live’, the winner of three Goya awards would be preparing for Mediaset a film that would narrate the end of the terrorist group ETA, according to The Digital Confidential.

Sources inside the chain reported to the newspaper that Bayona has already submitted a proposal to Telecinco Cinema at the hands of Belen Atienza, principal producer of his films, which would be in “a very preliminary phase”. According to the Confidential Digital “Telecinco Cinema has shown interest in this film, which is on the table but has not yet been given the final go-ahead”.

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In fact, when the green light is given to the project, it will be the moment in which it is decided what Juan Antonio Bayona will specifically do. At the moment it is not known if it would be The movie director or if it will only be part of the executive production. There is a long way to go in the project, but the director is involved in several pans at once, since he also prepares jTogether with Agustín Díaz Yanes the script that he will adapt ‘A sangre y fuego. Heroes, beasts and martyrs of Spain’the book of the journalist and writer Manuel Chaves Nogales on the Spanish civil war.


The Basque conflict was a period that has marked the contemporary history of Spain, which has filled documentaries, films and series such as ‘Patria’, which cover the effects on politics, society and culture of the last sixty years. The movie ‘Negociador’ dealt with the negotiations that would lead to the end of the band, but its final chapter still needs to be told.