CAPE TOWN – It was the utmost joy for Japan’s Brave Blossoms, and utter humiliation for the mighty Springboks.
Now the Japanese’s epic 34-32 triumph over South Africa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in Brighton, England, will be made into a movie.
Japanese website Kyodo News reported on Wednesday that Australian writer and director Max Mannix will be the man behind the project, with filming set to start in January on the Gold Coast in Australia.
The movie has been tentatively titled ‘The Brighton Miracle’, and it is set to capture the story of the match, and the players and then-Japan coach Eddie Jones – who is now in charge of England.
The Springboks were expecting to cruise to an easy opening World Cup victory, ahead of tougher games against Scotland and Samoa.