Dutch Producer Hans Pos: Movie on Disappearance & Possible Murder of Natalee Holloway in Aruba


A  Dutch producer, Hans Pos, of the Shooting Star Film Co. has announced plans for a movie and looks to capitalize and exploit the 2005 case of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba. Why do we say exploit? Pos has announced that the film will be “loosely based” on the events that took place in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

AMSTERDAM — Dutch producer Hans Pos of the Shooting Star Film Co. has announced plans for a feature film loosely based on the 2005 disappearance and possible murder of American student Natalee Holloway on Aruba, one of the islands in the Dutch Antilles.

Pos will base the film, which he also will direct, on the crime novel “Vuurkoraal,” by Dutch journalist Annet de Jong. Screenwriter Simon de Waal is working on the adaptation. Pos plans to release the film in 2009.

Dutch film to dramatize case of missing teen

However, there do seem to be two  positive aspects to a “loosely” based movie being made. One, the press release referenced the following, the 2005 disappearance and possible murder of American student Natalee Holloway on Aruba. Two, it will once again bring the story back into the public eye in the Netherlands and continue to haunt and follow Joran Van der Sloot.

UPDATE I: The ‘Holloway-adaptation’ will most probably not be shot on Aruba but on Curaçao

The ‘Holloway-adaptation’ will most probably not be shot on Aruba but on Curaçao, says the production office in Amsterdam. Producer Pos had already filmed the movie Baby Blue there together with the murdered Dutch film-maker Theo van Gogh. Whether he will use the same local Curaçaoan team, is not clear as yet.

Ever since crime reporter Peter R. de Vries filmed the suspect Joran van der Sloot with a hidden camera, the Holloway-case has received a lot of attention from the Dutch public.

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    30 Responses to “Dutch Producer Hans Pos: Movie on Disappearance & Possible Murder of Natalee Holloway in Aruba”

    1. kaye on August 19th, 2008 7:16 am

      where and who will mr pos will he get the “truth”, the facts from? certainly NOT aruba ALE, certainly NOT the Van der scums.

    2. Richard on August 19th, 2008 7:33 am


      His last name is POS? Well, I think we’re all familiar with the expression “piece of …” something or other. The acronym certainly seems to apply.

      One wonders if the J2K contingent will be asked to enter the world of movies. Hell, maybe Paulus and Anita will take part as well.

      I guess the Dutch are on the same low moral level as our own Hollywood.

    3. A New Girl on August 19th, 2008 8:49 am

      I agree that Natalee’s story needs to continued to be kept in the public eye. Anything that presses more negative speculation on JVDS, Papa/Anita VDS and the J2K Brothers is a good thing……keep revealing to the world what scum these people are—also the corruption of the cover-up after the crime was committed will be touched upon, I assume? Yes, yes–EXPLOIT EXPLOIT EXPLOIT THAT ONE TO THE MAX !!!!!!!

      Just like Joran had to go into hiding while in the Netherlands after DeVries/VanDer Eem program hit the airwaves earlier this year, this movie may assist in stirring up all the animosity again over the facts (loosely based or not) that such a COMPLETE injustice was ever allowed to happen in the first place.

      We stand by the Girl.


    4. brie. on August 19th, 2008 8:55 am

      Why does he have to use Natalee’s name and base the story on another crime novel..Guess we know the answer to that one….I wonder if it’s going to be filmed on an island, surely Aruba would not allow it to happen there….

      Wouldn’t POS have to get permission from Natalee’s family to use her name….

      I don’t know anything about this crime novel and you can’t find it on the internet…all it says is thriller….

    5. walrus on August 19th, 2008 9:25 am

      Where is Joran? He seems to be uncharacteristically quiet these days. He dropped off the radar. Any recent sightings?

    6. A New Girl on August 19th, 2008 9:28 am

      Hey! Since Vietnam has just released Gary Glitter from prison, maybe POS can ask him if he’s interested in the role of PAULUS VAN DER SLOOT!!! Ugh!!!!!


    7. brie. on August 19th, 2008 10:58 am

      Oh found something….the beginning of the movie will use the crime novel…this is about a 17 yr old girl that disappears on the island of Curacao….there will be some parallels with Natalee Holloway………a reporter that works for Amigoe becomes interested and gets quite involved….

    8. Sandra on August 19th, 2008 10:59 am

      I heard that James Van der Beek(dawson) from “Dawsons Creek” will play the role of Joran and Natalee will be played by Lindsay Lohan/////However to cut costs they will be shooting in the Miami/Ft Lauderdale area.

    9. dennisintn on August 19th, 2008 4:40 pm

      from what i’ve been able to decipher from the translated dutch reviews, the only parallel to natalee is that the victim is a highly successful graduating h.s. student who disappears while vacationing on a caribbean island and the island is determined to cover up the details. nothing else seems the same to this tenn. redneck.

    10. brie. on August 19th, 2008 5:40 pm

      dennisintn…that may be all there is..but I think the selection of the actors from Dawsons Creek were good choices…it wouldn’t be hard to tell what role they were playing…

      I bet it’s a big hit at the box offices…

      Peter De Vries said he wasn’t sure how he felt about the movie, if was good for Natalee’s family or not…

    11. Nut44x4 on August 19th, 2008 6:10 pm

      #5 Walrus…he is in Thailand, attending college.

    12. Columbo on August 19th, 2008 6:44 pm
    13. Maggie on August 19th, 2008 6:48 pm

      I will believe this is Natalee’s story when they feature all the conflicts of interest, the lie after lie, hidden taping, the police statements, the lies of the parents, Paulus getting a job in Joran’s lawyer’s office, the bizaare and outrageous things the cops and AHATA engaged in, the lie after lie told by the AHATA, friends of the suspects spreading lie after lie about Natalee and her family, Paulus calling her a body and sweating at the table, looking up drugs, alcohol and the effects on young people, leading cops away from the house, blaming the guards for crimes, refusing to cooperate, Paulus hiring them lawyers,Paulus taking his underage son drinking and gambling, tell who that is sitting by Natalee.

      Remember Anita said on DeVries show Joran only went to therapy once and that was for gambling. Previously it was for anger and stealing. The whole family is cuckooo there too imo .. Anita is the Queen of daNIle.. Joran is just a sporter, straight A student, don’t drink, don’t gamble for money, don’t do drugs .. Someone should send her a cop of the old Linda Ronstadt tune.. Poor, Poor Pitiful Me.

      I agree it keeps Natalee’s story in front. I just wish someone would put together everything we have watched and seen.. it’s unbelievable, the injustice done to Natalee and her family.

    14. Maggie on August 19th, 2008 7:35 pm

      Maybe they can get Billy Bob Thornton to play Joran and dress him up like he looked in SlingBlade.

    15. Richard on August 19th, 2008 8:15 pm

      Just noticed something … Hans Pos (remember that his name is an acronym) … now, how close does that sound to Hans Mos?

    16. Richard on August 19th, 2008 8:17 pm

      From what we’re told above, it sounds to me like this sleazebag is simply using Natalee’s name to cash in and get more publicity ….

      A New Girl (#3) … again, I don’t believe the stories that the Dutch fed us about Joran having to go into hiding. Maybe some gawkers and ‘celebrity’ seekers were eyeing him, or something, but I think the tales that we were fed about the enraged population were all hooey.

    17. A New Girl on August 19th, 2008 10:01 pm

      #16- Richard…very well could been BS, you’ve got a point there.

      #14- Maggie….JVDS- Billy Bob Thornton in Slingblade….lol….Definetly can see some of the character resemblance there…. kinda’ gave you the creeps first time you laid eyes on him in that flick …didn’t it?

    18. Patti on August 20th, 2008 2:32 am

      Perhaps, they should base their findings on an author, a secret spy and a cannible, named Shango.

      Follow the music…

      The beat of the drum…

      Pehaps, this trail leads straight to another face of corruption and his squeeky island!

      Hey! Did ya hear… they’re kicking a judge out
      of her nominated position because of bad acts -
      In Nevada!


      Certainly, Rick’s appearance as judge has been a joke to the Caraucan people. Was THAT for tourism, too? Is there nothing below them or
      do they see a safety net?

      Trust me, you’re just seeing things.

      There is no bottom for you.

      {I’ll pass on your movie…}


      Boycott at the Dutch Antilles!

      March on THEIR turf…


      Invite the Queen!

      Let her see our faces,

      then, perhaps, she will understand.


      This is about a little girl from Alabama…

      Not the Sunset Strip!

      She deserves JUSTICE!


      … THEN, they can THINK about WRITTING their MOVIE!

      For NOW, you could spend massive hours of research,

      … just to get caught up!



      No doubt, Natalee’s family will not allow you to pass up on any things that have happened since and the continual charade and playing of their dirty hands in an attempt to fool their mother nation…

      You know, the one who wrote the book on entitlement, The Netherlands, where you can have ‘any thing you want, free or for a very, small price while you fill your head with smoke… ‘O’

      You, really, couldn’t give a damn about Natalee or her family. Why don’t you write your movie about what; the Queen of your country, a woman, herself; should do to send a strong message to our youth without waving another slap in the face to Natalee and those that love her.

      Then she could come, as a tribute to young women, everywhere, that go missing, never to be seen again… to the tune of 80,000 per year including their children….

      Then, perhaps, give out a HELPLINE

      for women and little girls that are

      being sexually exploited…

      who want out!


      I’d go for that!


      Carauco, wouldn’t though~



      Does Bea not care that the suspect in a murder investigation is in Thailand, another human trafficking world center. How can she possibly allow her courts to let a prisoner go that is a danger to himself and others… men, women, girls, boys; anyone that witnesses the things that he does in the middle of the night.


      My Honorable Queen Bea:



    19. Patti on August 20th, 2008 3:02 am

      This’d be even better!

      Explain the “No Body Rule”

      and the part about…

      “You can’t confess to a crime,

      unless Someone ELSE is a witness to the crime”


      Please, don’t forget that if there is a body found, they can only charge you with disposing of a corpse…

      Wants to make you ask:



      Perhaps we should put the trolls to work, trying to explain the logical sense in such rediculous laws that benefit the most violent of criminals and their desperately sociopathic Fathers!

      Try straightening the walls, so SOMEONE that is kidnapped and missing can have justice; even if there are no witnesses left. Or tie the deaths of the witnesses to the perpetrators of the crime.

      Aruba’s over there, scratching their heads…

      “What CRIME?”





    20. Herman on August 20th, 2008 11:55 am


      Can’t we be friends?
      We can’t know everything about Natalee Holloway
      … do you understand me?

    21. Vicki on August 20th, 2008 12:44 pm

      Herman, Why cant we know everything that has happened to her?

    22. Richard on August 20th, 2008 3:21 pm

      Come to think of it, maybe we can ask the producer of this movie to include a request to viewers to boycott Aruba until there is justice for Natalee.

      Anyone know where I can write to them?

      EURobert, if you are still coming here, could you send that info on? Thanks.

    23. Juan on August 20th, 2008 6:47 pm

      Why haven’t the “chaperones” been checked out more thoroughly?

    24. Maggie on August 20th, 2008 7:45 pm

      Juan right..the chaperones had esp and went down on the beach and found Natalee and harmed her, then they went out and called around until they found a hit man and a boat on the island to get rid of Natalee. They stopped on the way with their esp and picked up Joran’s shoes and Natalee’s because they didn’t want anyone to know Joran did it.. They wanted the credit.. some people …..!!! Remember the tape shows Natalee did not return to the Holiday Inn.. Also the fishermen on the beach that night said they saw noone matching Joran or Natalee’s description on the beach..

      These were visitors to the island of a few days.

      You want us to believe locals on the island who know it inside out, know just about everyone, couldn’t harm Natalee and get rid of her body, but some high school kids who just spent 3 days on the island could kill her , and then find a way to get rid of her body without anyone seeing them leave the hotel or coming back. Where in the world would they hide a body?

      Question the liars who for 3 years have been hiding out behind defense attorneys, telling one big lie after the other and refuse to answer questions, they were the last ones with Natalee, not anyone in her group. In 3 years it has never been shown anyone but these 3 were the last people with Natalee. Nothing they tell matches the other one’s story. Question why Paulus was allowed to bring his underage son into a casino to drink and gamble and then saying he went home and left him there ..that’s what put the whole night in play. Notttttttttttttttttt anything the MB students or chaperones did. Who showed up a half hour before closing time and moved in on a girl who had been drinking…. buzzzzz..time’s up.. Joran and the Kalpoes.. Who took her in the car..buzzzzz ..time’s up Joran and the Kalpoes, who blamed 2 black men for kidnapping and murder, buzzzzzzzzz…times up Joran, Paulus and the Kalpoes (according to Mickey Johns) Who in their right mind believes an 18 year old girl wants to sit on a cold dark beach alone in a foreign country at 3am? buzzzzzzzzzzzzz ..time’s up …only the one’s who drink the Sloots koolaid.
      Who has never seen Natalee again since they took off with her…? buzzzzzzzzz..time’s up..NOONE.! hmmmmmmmmmmmm wonder why??

    25. Richard on August 21st, 2008 8:18 am

      I was sent contact info for Hans Pos, so I’ll try to write to him by the end of the week.

    26. dennisintn on August 21st, 2008 2:54 pm

      #7, brie, gielen writes sometimes for amigo, is she going to be the “reporter that gets involved”, i bet gielen is camped on the writer’s doorstep begging to play herself. and of course deepak all ready sees himself as playing himself.

    27. guajiri on August 22nd, 2008 7:07 am

      If P stands for PIECE in POS,
      does M stand for MOUND or MOUNTAIN in MOS ?

    28. Richard on August 22nd, 2008 9:21 pm

      For what it’s worth, here’s my letter to the guy:


      August 22, 2008

      Mr. Hans Pos

      Shooting Star Film Co.

      Prinsengracht 546

      1077 KK Amsterdam

      The Netherlands

      Dear Mr. Pos:

      I am writing to you following recent news articles saying that you plan to release in 2009 a film “loosely based” on the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba in May 2005. As an American who has followed this tragedy since it began, I am concerned that your film might distort known facts or otherwise seek sensationalism at the expense of those people who are seeking a solution.

      I would hope that your planned film will concentrate on the hostility, lies, and evasions that Aruba has inflicted upon Natalee’s family since day one. Many concerned people believe that elements of Aruba’s government and law enforcement have conducted a cover-up, apparently to shield certain local persons from prosecution and punishment. Aruba’s own actions make this conclusion likely. Accordingly, some people have discouraged Americans from including Aruba in their tourism plans.

      Your actual intentions will be known only through the release of the film. In the meantime, please allow me to make one suggestion. Earlier this year, a group called Texas Equusearch searched waters off Aruba for Natalee’s body. The searches were suspended when pledged money ran out. I understand that there are plans to complete them, but that adequate funding has not yet been secured.

      It would be a enormous step forward if your company, which is linking itself to this tragedy, were to encourage donations for this purpose. (Please note that I am not associated with Texas Equusearch in any way.) The Netherlands and Aruba have engaged in mutual finger-pointing over who is in charge of investigating this case, but in neither country have local people taken the lead in helping those seeking answers. You are in a position to do so, and win the gratitude of all those who want justice to prevail. As a concerned citizen, I hope that you will give this idea serious consideration. You can read more about Texas Equusearch at its Web site, http://www.TexasEquusearch.org.

      Finally, I trust that you know of another American missing in the Caribbean: Amy Bradley of Virginia. While on a cruise with her family, she vanished from the ship in March 1998 as it was docking in Curacao. There have been several reported sightings of her since then, including one in which she identified herself by name while in a situation of duress, and her case also remains open.

      You can read more about her disappearance on the family Website, http://www.amybradley.net.



    29. Waterboy on August 24th, 2008 10:26 pm

      I’ve worked on several posts, but nothing seems to work for me. They all sound so stupid when I read them. I’ll post later when something really grabs me.

      Joran and Paulus are playing us all for such fools. We are completely naive. They think themselves so intelligent. Oh, that we were all so smart, but I ask you the question, “what good is all the intelligence in the world if we use it to harm innocent women and children.”

      I say to you Paulus, and I say to you Joran; confess all your sins. You will sleep so much better. If by chance you can sleep now, than you are a hopeless case. If you cannot confess to man, then confess to God. If you feel you have no need, then hell has just been turned up 10 degrees for your added comfort.


    30. Sergeant on September 22nd, 2008 10:54 pm

      You people talk about crime in Aruba. Have you ever been to Aruba?
      Crime do occur their. It happens everywhere. But Every time I go there I feel the safest man on the Planet.
      Aruba is not a safe haven. But compared to other countries including Europe and especially USA, Aruba is Heaven or paradise if you will.
      As an American protecting other Americans asses and interests in another country I’m ashamed of what I am reading and watching on the news about Aruba.
      The figures in Holland that Aruba and the Dutch Antilles make up 9 % is a Lie. I read the real figures when I was stationed in the Netherlands. Aruba makes up 0.1% of the crime. The other 5% not 9% is from Curacao and the Dutch Antilles. Be informed before you make accusations. And Dutch people as Americans are Hypocrites. When a person with another ethnicity born and living in Holland steals he is a foreigner. But when he or she wins a gold medal he or she is the most important Dutch(wo)man. Just like back home.

      DO NOT GET ME WRONG. I LOVE MY COUNTRY. I WEAR THE FLAG EVERYDAY WITH HOUNOUR AND PRIDE TILL THE DAY I DIE OF OLD AGE OR K.I.A. Unlike some of you only talk about being true Americans. Only talk about blaming other people and countries for our own problems I took more than one bullet for America. There are many ways to prove your patriotism besides enlisting. Sitting on your ass and bashing on other countries will not help.

      Just for your info. Things that the news will not tell you.
      I was on Vacation on Aruba when the diapering of Natalie Holloway happened. When the news was heard on the local news more than half of the population went out and started looking for her. I know because I was a part of the search party.

      Did you know that there are Arubians in the US Navy? Of course you did not. I did get the chance to talk to one of them. He sounded and looked more patriotic and brave than most Americans in the Navy. I met him after a conflict in the place that is on the news everyday.
      And yes, Aruba supports the USA against drug, terrorism, etc. Even after the crap we did against them. They are the friendliest people on the planet in my opinion. So when you want to talk crap about other people anywhere look in the mirror first. You said they care about $$ and not security? When was the last time in the states that a group of people came to me and buy me a beer and hear my (war)stories, never!!!!. Because I am a soldier I’ve been treated like shit back home.

      The Dutch s.o.b. Joran van der Sloot is guilty. He is being protected by the Dutch government and treated like a rock star. Oh yes he is 100% Dutch and not form Aruba.
      So if you want to be a scared monkey, be frightened for the image you see in the mirror.

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