MEXICO Town -- An underwater Maya city, a millennia-previous landing pad once employed for spacecraft, and individual speak to with extraterrestrials. These may possibly audio like the makings of a blockbuster Hollywood movie but they are truly the alleged discoveries behind the documentary Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Outside of.
Los Angeles-dependent producer Raul Julia-Levy, the son of actor Raul Julia, is billing the motion picture as a video game-changer.
"It is the most critical archaeological finding in the historical past of mankind," he states. "It's likely to open up the eyes of humanity and elevate the consciousness of every single human being on the world. I assure it."
Revelations is set to start manufacturing following thirty day period deep in the jungles of Mexico's Gulf coastline state of Campeche, at the Maya ruins of Calakmul. Julia-Levy, who is generating alongside Ed Elbert (Paraiso Travel), claims the mother of all techniques will be exposed at the Calakmul archaeological website, though he declined to specify what could possibly trump the aforementioned findings.
The underwater Maya metropolis, which Julia-Levy describes as "a metropolis that was built beneath h2o, and not a sunken town," was located at the bottom of a lake in Guatemala, in accordance to the producer. He claims audiences will see underwater pictures of the city.
More stretching the head, the actor-turned-producer promises the documentary also unveils a 3,000-year-previous spacecraft landing pad that was allegedly developed atop a rock composition capable of keeping electromagnetic electricity.
Julia-Levy will not divulge the creation company and distributor backing the 3D documentary, nevertheless, he claims they are "main" Hollywood gamers. An official announcement of the project is anticipated in the coming months and a tentative launch date has been set for August.
A collaboration amongst archaeologists, researchers and the governments of Mexico and Guatemala, Revelations is the fruit of a ten years of research that purportedly draws on classified data.
Originally, acclaimed Mexican documentarian Juan Carlos Rulfo (Those who Continue to be) was attached to the project, but he lately exited the enterprise due to conflicting schedules with his other films. Producers are but to announce his substitution.
The documentary arrives at a time when the Yucatan Peninsula has observed a flurry of Maya-themed productions. Some depict apocalyptic situations tied in to alleged prophecies that hinge on the stop of the Maya calendar.
Experts have dismissed such notions. They point out that Dec. 21, 2012, the precise date when the 5,126-year calendar cycle comes to an stop, in no way signals Armageddon. In fact, they argue that the calendar resets with each new cycle. But that hasn't stopped many Tv producers from focusing on the doomsday factor.
In latest years, Tv crews from Mexico and the planet over have flocked to Maya turf to discover the matter first-hand. Nat Geo, Discovery Channel and Background are just some of the production firms that have filmed on place in the area.
Even the Mexican authorities is seizing the moment to make a strong push to encourage tourism with an bold cultural program dubbed Mundo Maya.
"It is exploding in all instructions," says Rene Blanco, head of creation at Cancun-based manufacturing companies company Riviera Maya Movies. "It truly is likely to be a enormous year because everybody is operating to exploit the conclude of the planet concept."
Be that as it may possibly, Julia-Levy insists that Revelations does nothing of the kind. He calls it a historical documentary that shows a deep respect for Maya lifestyle.
"The issue with most of the productions really going on now that are connected to the Maya concept is that they're carrying out them in an erroneous and irresponsible method," he says. "This documentary is heading to shake the planet ( via hollywoodreporter.com ).