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“Lion King” Director Roger Allers Signs On For Gibran’s “The Prophet” Animated Feature

Deadline.com is reporting that director Roger Allers (The Lion King) has been tapped to write and direct a animated feature version of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet for Salma Hayak’s Ventanarosa Productions. The production is planned to have individual chapters directed by different filmmakers, with Allers doing the opening, closing and overseeing the production as a whole. The project is scheduled to begin production later this month.

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  • KS

    Interesting, what animation style plans to be used for this film?

    Though i’m not sure, i guess it’s going to be a CGI Animated Film (Most films are today)>

  • I never read the book before; maybe the movie will get into the book. :)

    • Looks like I forgot to say ‘me’ when I said ‘get into the book.

      Doh! XD

  • djm

    With all that’s involved, I’m surprised this isn’t front page news. Sounds great!