Japan’s famous 34-32 victory over the Springboks at the 2015 World Cup in Brighton is to be made into a movie.
According to Kyodo News, the filming of the movie, directed by Australian Max Mannix, tentatively titled The Brighton Miracle will commence in January on Australia’s Gold Coast.
‘What Eddie Jones and his team did in 2015 was truly magnificent and worthy of being remembered,’ Mannix said. ‘The story goes beyond rugby in the same way Chariots of Fire wasn’t just about running. That was more a film about the distinction between class, belief and religion.
‘No one gave the Japan team a chance against South Africa, who at the time were the most successful World Cup team in history. The result was celebrated around the world.
‘What I want to do is try and show why it happened [and] where did the self-belief come from.’
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