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墨西哥政府在"2012" Doc 揭示瑪雅秘密

Mayan Secrets to Be Revealed by Mexican Government in '2012' Doc。


該信息——被隱藏了80年之久——預計會透露瑪雅人關於未來災難的信仰,以及被稱作“頓悟”的某種智慧,製片人Raul Julia-Levy對TheWrap如是說,他是演員Raul Julia的兒子。



“瑪雅人過去經常在一個金字塔的基礎上建造另一個金字塔。”墨西哥Campeche省的旅遊部長Luis Augusto Garcia Rosado告訴TheWrap網站。



Julia-Levy說他一直都知道瑪雅人的秘密,信息來源是墨西哥前總統Vicente Fox——是他家族的一位朋友——並且通過四年堅持不懈的電話溝通,終於獲得了墨西哥現任總統Felipe Calderon的同意。



這部英語紀錄片將由Juan Carlos Ruflo執導(他的紀錄片“In the Pit"曾在2006年聖丹斯電影節獲獎),並於今年下半年開始拍攝。 Elbert說製片人正在與投資方進行協商,並等待政府讓他們先看一下相關資料與地點。

墨西哥政府對此的一大條件是這部電影要取得一個初步的上映,計劃安排在明年秋季,Ed Elbert說。他是Julia-Levy和Sheila M.McCarthy的聯合製片人,Eduardo Vertiz則是執行製片人。





“此時此刻,談論瑪雅人是一件重大的事,”Rosado說道。 “我們已經統計到有超過300萬的網站在談論關於瑪雅曆法終結的話題,也有無數製片人與我們接觸,希望來我們的地點拍攝電影。”

該計劃在某種程度上與Julia-Levy寫過的一部小說很相似,不同的是小說題為《瑪雅時光隧道編年史》和《瑪雅時間機器的秘密》。在2010年夏季他說和聯合製片人Elbert將根據這部小說拍攝一部3D電影,並由Wesley Snipes主演。


那部電影已經擱淺,他們說道,因為Snipes正因為逃稅問題在監獄中服刑。 “我們擱置了那部電影,”Elbert說,“這部紀錄片的預算或許更小,但它根據最新公佈的來自瑪雅人的知識為基礎。”


“我完全不能談及這些,”他說。 “一切都會適時揭曉,但我無法評論外星人或2012。”



The Mexican government is releasing state-held secrets about the end of the Mayan calendar  to the makers of a documentary, "Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond," TheWrap has learned.

The information -- protected for 80 years -- is expected to reveal Mayan beliefs in future catastrophes and wisdom characterized as "shocking," producer Raul Julia-Levy, son of actor Raul Julia, told TheWrap.

The end of the Mayan calendar in December 2012 has long given rise to theories and speculation about the end of the world.

The agreement will allow Julia-Levy to film in never-before-seen locations.

"The Mayans used to construct one pyramid over another," tourism minister for the Mexican state of Campeche Luis Augusto Garcia Rosado told TheWrap. "In the site at Calakmul (pictured below right), workers for INAH [the National Institute of Anthropology and History] have discovered rooms inside the pyramid that have never been seen or explored before.

"And we're letting this documentary film there, to see what has been discovered inside the pyramid."

Julia-Levy (above) said he'd been made aware of the secret Mayan information by former Mexican president Vicente Fox -- a friend of his family -- and that it took four years of phone calls to finally get the OK from current president Felipe Calderon.

"This is very important for humanity, not just for Mexico," said Julia-Levy. "This information has been protected for 80 years, and now it's important for people to understand the series of events that are coming, and the consequences for all of us."

The English-language documentary will be directed by Juan Carlos Ruflo (whose other films include the 2006 Sundance winner "In the Pit"), and will begin shooting later this year. Elbert said the filmmakers are talking to investors and waiting for the government to give them their first look at the material and the site.

One big condition from the Mexican government was that the film get an initial theatrical release, which is planned for next fall, said Ed Elbert who is co-producing along with Julia-Levy and Sheila M. McCarthy and executive producer Eduardo Vertiz.

"It has to be released before the end of the Mayan calendar, which is Dec. 21, 2012," said Julia-Levy.

That’s the date that the Mayan calendar -- which some believe predicts a worldwide cataclysm -- comes to the end of a 5,126-year cycle, and resets for another cycle.

Julia-Levy has been specifically ordered not to talk about any of the more mystical possibilities that might strain credulity as Mexico prepares to launch the far-reaching (and tourism-inducing) 2012 Mayan World Program.

At one point, Rosado was quoted in a press release talking about contact between the Mayans and extraterrestrials. That statement has been recalled, and Rosado now paints this as a simpler, more archaeological-oriented documentary.

"At the moment, talk of the Mayans is a big thing," Rosado said. "We've counted over 3 million websites talking about the end of the Mayan calendar, and we have been contacted by a lot of producers who want to come and film on our sites."

The project is similar in some ways to a novel Julia-Levy was writing, variously entitled "Chronicles of the Mayan Tunnel" and "Secrets of the Mayan Time Machine." He and co-producer Elbert were also going to make a 3D movie from that novel starring him and Wesley Snipes, he said in the summer of 2010.

Several reports from that time said the novel was being written with the help of "secret information" never before released by the Mexican government. But in their conversations with TheWrap, Julia-Levy and Elbert dismissed that project as a "Harry Potter"-style piece of fiction with no connection to the current documentary.

That film has been set aside, they said, because Snipes is serving a prison sentence for tax evasion. "We put that film on hold," said Elbert. "Dollar-wise, this documentary might be smaller, but it is based on the release of new and important knowledge from the Mayans."

Asked if the movie will involve aliens, mystical elements or doomsday scenarios that have fueled the popular imagination, Julia-Levy declined to elaborate.

"I'm not allowed to speak about that," he said. "Everything is going to come out in time, but I can't comment on aliens or on 2012.

"I can just say that the Mexican government is preparing to tell humanity and the world things that are critical for us, for the way we live, for the way we've been handling the planet."

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