Jonas Cuarón to Direct El Chupacabra-Themed Adventure Film for Netflix

Jonas Cuarón isn’t afraid to tackle a legendary monstrous creature…

The 39-year-old Mexican filmmaker will direct a yet-to-be-titled El Chupacabra-themed feature film for Netflix, which will be produced by Chris Columbus’ 26th Street Pictures.

Jonas Cuaron

Cuaron will also pen the most recent draft of the script based on the original screenplay by Marcus Rinehart, Sean Kennedy Moore and Joe Barnathan.

The film follows a teenager, who while visiting his family in Mexico, gains an unlikely companion when he discovers a young chupacabra hiding in his grandpa’s shed. In order to save the mythical creature, Alex and his cousins must embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

Cuarón caught his big break when he helped co-write Gravity with his father, Alfonso. When that film become a massive hit, it opened the doors for Jonas to try his hand at directing as well.

His directing debut was the STX thriller Desierto starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Cuaron’s other credits include Z, which he wrote and directed, and the short films Aningaaq and The Shock Doctrine.

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