Money heist is definitely one of those shows that’s too over the top to believe. Though it perfection and planning has still left many fans wondering, is money heist based on a true story?
I know most of us are huge fans of the series and already know about the story, it revolves around the life of Tokyo (Úrsula Corberó), a young runaway robber who becomes integral to two of the biggest schemes in the history of Spain.
But hey!!… there are some facts and fiction about this show. So the big question is?
Is Money Heist Based on a True Story?
But wait… Don’t you think if it were, spain would be in serious trouble. As exciting as it would be to see the real Mint of Spain and Bank of Spain robbed, Money Heist isn’t based on a real story. Oh i’m sorry if you were not expecting to hear that.
The Process Of The Movie
The series started as a collaboration between screenwriter Álex Pina and director Jesús Colmenar. After working on the Spanish prison drama Vis a vis (Locked Up) together, the two started their own production company Vancouver Media. La Casa de Papel, better known as Money Heist, was the result of their new company. Pina wanted to explore the heist genre but saw heist movies as limiting. Translating these grand robberies to a series would give him more time to explore its characters. The writing team has also dedicated a lot of time and energy to making sure each of the series’ heists is believable as possible. So even though all of the stealing in this show is fake, it could happen.
That being said, the fictional Money Heist is now a mentor or an inspiration to some real burglaries and protests around the world.
If you really want to know why money heist is different from your regular robbery movie, you should go check out the documentary; Money Heist: The Phenomenon.
So hey, in this time of lockdown why don’t you come up with something that would be worth more attraction than the money heist… Great idea?