Titled Sayen, it’s a trilogy of action films produced by Fabula.
Amazon Studios announced this week that it has given the green light to the Sayen film trilogy, to be directed by acclaimed action film director Alexander Witt and produced by the Oscar-winning team, Pablo and Juan de Dios Larraín and Rocío Jadue from Fábula.
Fabula, they added, is in search of the protagonist for the role of Sayen.
As announced, it is an action thriller that follows the journey of Sayen, a Mapuche woman who discovers a dangerous conspiracy led by a corporation that is destroying her family’s lands and destroying local ecosystems throughout Latin America. Sayen will be tasked with bringing the case to justice and saving her family’s legacy.
“Amazon is committed to bringing new and unique stories to customers, which provide a dynamic and impactful experience, as Sayen’s story will,” said Javiera Balmaceda, who heads the Original Content team for Latin America at Habla Hispanic at Amazon Studios.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring the first Chilean action film and the complete trilogy to our clients in Chile and around the world,” she added.
“Producing an action thriller like Sayen is a tremendous opportunity to show our culture, our geography and our colors. We take the challenge with great responsibility, confident that it represents a new step for our industry, which is involved in all levels of production”, said Juan de Dios Larraín, CEO of Fábula and executive producer.
“Developing an action trilogy in Chile is a huge challenge and working with Amazon has been the best choice to tackle this project. The trilogy received the green light after a year of extensive development, and features international talent such as Chilean director Alexander Witt, who previously was part of large productions such as Avengers: Infinity War, Casino Royale and The Bourne Identity”, said Rocío Jadue, Executive Director of Cinema in Spanish and Executive Producer of Sayen.
The action trilogy is produced by Fábula, the Chilean production company founded by Juan De Dios Larraín (Producer) and Pablo Larraín (Director / Producer), who are also executive producers for Sayen along with Rocío Jadue.