“O Globo” newspaper broke the news yesterday: the life of Pedro Paulo Guise Carneiro Lopes, more commonly known in Brazil as “Pepê”, will be made into a movie. “The family is already negotiating the rights with a producer,” wrote Ancelmo Gois in his column.
No tribute to Pepê is enough. The name of a Rio de Janeiro street, a skillful and competitive surfer, fearless flier and Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast, the hang gliding world champion who died during a competition in 1991 was taken by the natural diet of his gi-clad friends. Then, he became synonymous with wholesome sandwiches and health, having opened up a stall on the beach, now a meeting place.
May the movie not leave out Pepê’s fighter side.