One Hundred Years of Solitude to film Colombia
Netflix will film a Spanish-language adaptation of Gabriel García Márquez’s 1967 novel One Hundred Years of Solitude in Colombia.
Márquez’s work charts the lives of seven generations of a family whose patriarch founds a utopic town on a Colombian riverbank that, for years, remains isolated from the outside world.
The story is considered one of the most important literary works of the 20th century.
García Márquez’s sons Rodrigo Garcia and Gonzalo García Barcha commented that their late father had long been reluctant to sell rights to the story to be adapted as a film, and was also keen for the narrative to be told in its native Spanish.
“In the current golden age of series, with the level of talented writing and directing, the cinematic quality of content, and the acceptance by worldwide audiences of programs in foreign languages, the time could not be better to bring an adaptation to the extraordinary global viewership that Netflix provides,” said Rodrigo Garcia, one of Gabriel García Márquez’s sons.
Colombia continues to emerge as a South American production hub since launching formal filming incentive support in 2012.
Netflix already has experience in the region, having backed several Colombia-shot dramas including multiple seasons of drug series Narcos.
High-profile international features filmed in Colombia have included Peter Berg’s action movie Mile 22, which used Bogota as a stand-in for a fictional south-east Asian country, along with survival film Jungle and period exploration movie The Lost City of Z.
See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Colombia.
Main page image: FreeImages.com/David Garzon; Article image: iStock.com/garytog