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