THE long-running saga of Gareth Bale’s journey from Spurs to Real Madrid is to be made into a film saga by Peter Jackson.
The director who turned short farmers on a walk into a box office hit has already begun pre-production on the first film, detailing Bale’s plucky battle against the tyrannical club that pays him £110,000 a week.
Jackson said: “The trilogy is essentially a race between simple, good-hearted Welshman Bale and feral, once-human Luis Suarez for a massive contract with Real Madrid.
The opening shot pans across the verdant, unspoilt greenery of heavy-manufacturing heartland Cardiff where a poor-but-happy Bale lives in his burrow on a high-rise housing estate.
Flaxen-haired Savage the elf and wise old wizard Giggs the Grey launch our hero on his quest for a mountain of gold. He escapes the bitebeast Suarez by tricking him into thinking he has his heart in his hands by doing his trademark goal celebration.
There was some worry with the finance people because, like with Harry Potter, were filming a story before its actually reached its conclusion. But Gareth has assured me the transfer will be completed by July 2015 at the very latest.
Real Madrid, to be depicted as a giant glowing red eye in the heavens, said: Can I just say that theres no need for players to issue come-and-get-me statements through the media.
Were Real fucking Madrid. It doesnt matter what you or your agent or your club or your wife says, if we want you well get you.
The film A Universally Expected Journey, will be released at Christmas, going up against comedy Wengers Millions about a football manager trying to spend a fortune by August 31st.