Fischer Film In Pre-Production

Fischer Film In Pre-Production

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Feb 28, 2009, 8:04 AM |
32 | Misc

Possible films about Bobby Fischer's life have been mooted for a long time, but following his death just over a year ago, the time is now ripe for it to happen at last.

Producer Damian Chapa is due to start filming an Amadeus Pictures biopic of Bobby Fischer next month.  The film is called 'Bobby Fischer Live' and will cover all aspects of the controversial champion's life. 

Chapa will not only direct but also play the part of Fischer himself.  Filming is planned to take place in Los Angeles, New York, Russia and Iceland.  There is an official website for the movie, but other than a picture of Chapa as Fischer, it has few other details as yet.  Unfortunately, he looks nothing like Fischer whatsoever (see picture below)...

Chapa recently released the controversial Polanski Unauthorised, so is no stranger to making films about controversial real-life characters.  Let's hope the film has some realistic chess scenes, and a balanced portrayal of Fischer's flawed genius.

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