EXCLUSIVE: Venezuelan writer Ariana Godoy’s Spanish-language webnovel Sigue Mi Voz is being tailored right into a characteristic movie.
Wattpad Webtoon Studios and Iberian producers Zeta Studios and Beta Fiction Spain have teamed to create the film, which relies on the Wattpad novel of the identical title that at the moment has greater than 28 million reads on the platform.
This marks the primary time a Spanish-language Wattpad Webtoons Studios manufacturing has premiered theatrically. Author Godoy is likely one of the platform’s most-read authors, together with her 20 titles accumulating greater than 850 million on-line. Her largest webnovel, A Traves de Mi Ventana has greater than 370 million alone.
Sigue Me Voz, which was additionally revealed by Penguin Random Home, follows Klara, who experiences a psychological well being disaster that retains her at dwelling for 76 days, throughout which she does nothing however hearken to her favourite radio present. She begins to develop emotions for the present’s host, Kang, however wonders if they’re actual and if she will overcome her fears and step again into the actual world.
Aron Levitz, Lindsey Weems Ramey and Bego Robles will government produce for Wattpad Webtoon Studios, with Director of Worldwide Improvement and Manufacturing Robles additionally overseeing improvement of the movie in Spain. Antonio Asensio and Paloma Molina will produce for Zeta Studios and Mercedes Gamero and Pablo Nogueroles will do the identical for Beta Fiction Spain.
“Ariana is an incredible author whose stories continue to smash records and deeply resonate with audiences across the world in every format,” stated Levitz, President of Wattpad Webtoon Studios. “It’s an incredible privilege to continue working with her and bring her fans these adaptations, especially with producing partners who understand her exceptional vision as much as we do.”
Wattpad Webtoon Studios got here into being following the 2021 acquisition of social storytelling platform Wattpad by Naver, the South Korean Web conglom, which mixed Wattpad’s studio operations with these for its digital comics platform Webtoon and dedicated $100M to the brand new entity for improvement and manufacturing financing.
It has since labored with Netflix, Sony Photos Tv, The Jim Henson Firm, Vertigo Leisure, Constantin Movie, Penguin Random Home, Hachette Guide Group and has partnerships with the likes of Fremantle, Leone Movies in Italy and France’s Mediawan.
Final yr the corporate introduced improvement on characteristic movie El Tiempo Que te Doy, with Inés Pintor and Pablo Santidrián tapped as writers and administrators, and notably tapped former Berlanti Studios, AMC Networks and Fox TV exec David Madden as its Head of World Leisure.
“Sigue Mi Voz represents a new approach to the genre with a different theme and tone,” says Mercedes Gamero, CEO of Beta Fiction Spain, the Iberian manufacturing arm of European manufacturing financier and distributor Beta that launched final yr.
“By accompanying Klara and Kang in their journey of falling in love, it sheds light on very relevant topics in today’s social conversation, such as mental health, and the value of friendship, love, and family support to overcome the ups and downs that life brings. It’s a story of light and hope, of resilience and bravery that will illuminate the big screen.”
Since launch, Beta has launched two theatrical movies 13 Exorcismos from Jacobo Martínez and Pray for the Satan from Daniel Stamm and is at the moment engaged on a number of tasks, together with La Infiltrada, directed by Arantxa Echevarría, and Dolores, primarily based on the e book ‘La Pasionaria: The Unexpected Life of Dolores Ibárruri’ and with a screenplay by Michel Gaztambide and Alejandro Hernández.
“The themes in Sigue Mi Voz are ones that need to be handled with the utmost care,” added Paloma Molina and Antonio Asensio, producers at Zeta Studios. “This will be our first collaboration with Wattpad Webtoon Studios and Beta, and we look forward to the great challenge and great responsibility it will be to bring this story to life.”
Zeta is greatest recognized for TV collection corresponding to Elite for Netflix and Movistar+’s Reyes de la Noche. It additionally produced characteristic movie We Had been Songs, which was an adaptation of Elísabet Benavent’s novels, and El Vecino, Netflix’s first authentic comedy in Spain. At the moment in manufacturing or post-production García!, a collection for HBO Max, Higher Days, a co-production with Paramount for Prime Video and Mediaset, and With out a Hint, a drama collection for Prime Video.