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Now there are two different movie makers interested in developing the story.

First, Brad Pitt with his production company, Plan B, “has expressed potential interest in the story,” says company representative, Jon Liebman, CEO of Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Plan B, has reportedly approached the Chilean miners’ representative, Edgardo Reinoso, to purchase official film rights from the miners. Brad Pitt could play the most famous miners Edison Peña.

Second, a Spanish film is about to be released which shows what life was like for the 69 days that the 33 Chilean miners were trapped underground. Antonio Recio as director of “the 33 of San José” express “we want to cover their fight, fears and hope that they felt from the beginning”.

Take a look of the trailer:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmy6lvYuCuY

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Rescued Chilean miner shows ’yes you can’ in NYC Marathon.

AFP November 7, 2010 3:57 PM

NEW YORK, (AFP) – Proving his point that “yes, you can,” Chilean miner Edison Pena ran the New York City Marathon Sunday, just weeks after emerging relatively unscathed from two months’ captivity underground with 32 fellow miners.

Pena, one of 43,000 participants in the 26-mile (42 kilometer) foot race, was feted as a hero here as one of the running world’s most celebrated events got under way.

“I want to show that it can be done,” Pena told reporters on the eve of the fabled event.

Pena, 34, battled a knee injury and some pain but finished in 5 hours and 40 minutes a bit under the six hours he said he expected. In his dark glasses, wearing a knee support due to an injury in the mine, and carrying a Chilean flag, Pena crossed yet another daunting finish line.

Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/Rescued+Chilean+miner+shows+Marathon/3791675/story.html#ixzz14eIHElXl

Life Underground

In August 5, 2010 in the Chilean Atacama Dessert, 33 miners were trapped underground when part of San Jose mine collapsed.

Ofter 17 days the rescue teams found alive all the miners. They are 700m (2,300ft) below the surface, and they attached a note saying: “All 33 of us are well inside the shelter.”

The Chilean head of the operations rescue said that probably will take 3 or fourth months to rescue all the trapped miners. The Chilean governments are hopeful to finish the rescue before Christmas