Eyes Director Plays Animated Foosball

Argentine director Juan Jose Campanella (“The Secret in Their Eyes”) will helm his first animated feature reports Variety.

“Metegol” (Foosball) follows an underdog who, with the help of foosball figures that come to life, must take on a star soccer pro to save their village. Pablo Rago (“Secret”), Fabian Gianola (“The Super Agents: New Generation”), Miguel Angel Rodriguez (“Dad for a Day”), Horacio Fontova (“Goodbye, Dear Moon”) and David Masajnik (“Son of the Bride”) will all lend their voices to the production.

Despite a quite low $9.75 million budget, Campanella hopes to find “a visual style that we haven’t seen before in an animated movie.” A 2012 release is being planned.