A New Animated Project from…Salma Hayek?
Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina and Quvenzhané Wallis have all joined the voice cast of Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet, the animated feature film written and directed by Roger Allers, whose animation credits include directing Disney’s The Lion King and Open Season and whose writing and storyboard work encompasses such films as Aladdin, Beauty And The Beast, and The Little Mermaid. The film is being produced by Hayek, Clark Peterson, and Ron Senkowski.
Allers’ script was inspired by The Prophet, the iconic book that is one of the biggest sellers in history, north of 100 million copies in over 40 languages since it was first published by Alfred Knopf in 1923.
The Movie is scheduled to be released in 2014.
Update: The movie is set up to be a series of shorts, directed by Marjane Satrapi who directed Persepolis, which will be reviewed in a later date, Tomm Moore, Joan Gratz and Bill Plympon.
Several Middle Eastern and EMTA film institutes will fund the film as co-financers.