Spanish Comic Adaptation 'Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang' First Trailer
by Ethan Anderton
January 13, 2014
While plenty of audiences in the United States are obsessed with comic book adaptations like Iron Man, Thor and The Avengers from the Marvel universe (with DC Comics playing catch-up, beginning with Man of Steel), the people of Spain have another big comic book adaptation with adventure and excitement. Based on the beloved comic book characters Zip and Zap, the 2014 Sundance Film Festival will feature Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang, an adventure that has brought comparisons to The Goonies. The film follows a group of kids who uncover a mystery at the strict Hope Re-education Centre, and we have the first trailer!
Here's the first trailer for Oskar Santos's Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang from YouTube:
Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang is directed by Oskar Santos and written by Jorge Lara and Francisco Roncal, based on Spain's iconic comic book series. After being caught stealing final exams, Zip and Zap (Raúl Rivas and Daniel Cerezo) are sent to a strict boarding school run by a no-nonsense headmaster named Falconetti. Fun is absolutely forbidden, and the suspicious Falconetti and his security guards seem to watch their every move. But that doesn't stop the brothers from enjoying their summer, causing mischief, resisting authority and discovering a mysterious secret. The film played TIFF 2013 and plays at Sundance this month.
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
Danimal on Jan 13, 2014
the original comic is very different, is a comic strip, very much like The Katzenjammer Kids
Miguel Garay Boszeta on Jan 13, 2014
NOTE: none of the visuals or music was copied or is similar to Harry Potter. None. Zip. Zilch. So stop looking.
l.21 on Jan 14, 2014
There were quite a few adventure kids movies before Harry Potter.
ff on Jan 14, 2014
This is your typical kids-battle-bad-grown-ups trailer full of split-second nonsensical action cuts and genre-cliches, such as; a man with an eye-patch being the bad guy. So for now, this looks like a pass to me.
Nash on Jan 14, 2014
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