Kerkorian Legacy Lives on Screen

Back in April 21, 2012 Keghart.com posted an editorial ("Open Letter to Steven Spielberg") suggesting the famous Hollywood director to film "The Forty Days of Musa Dagh". While Spielberg has been helpful to the Armenian Cause in recent years, he hasn't made a movie about the Armenian Genocide. Instead, the late billionaire-philanthropist-entrepreneur Kirk Kerkorian allocated, just before his death last month, dedicated funds to make such a long-awaited movie. When he died soon after the announcement was made, some Armenians were concerned the project could be cancelled. Now the good news: the Genocide film is on track featuring leading filmland personalities.-Editor.

Roger Friedman, ShowBiz, 7 July 2015

I told you first that Kirk Kerkorian was producing an epic about the Armenian genocide. Kerkorian died last month at age 98. But the movie goes on. Terry George is directing with Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac.

Back in April 21, 2012 Keghart.com posted an editorial ("Open Letter to Steven Spielberg") suggesting the famous Hollywood director to film "The Forty Days of Musa Dagh". While Spielberg has been helpful to the Armenian Cause in recent years, he hasn't made a movie about the Armenian Genocide. Instead, the late billionaire-philanthropist-entrepreneur Kirk Kerkorian allocated, just before his death last month, dedicated funds to make such a long-awaited movie. When he died soon after the announcement was made, some Armenians were concerned the project could be cancelled. Now the good news: the Genocide film is on track featuring leading filmland personalities.-Editor.

Roger Friedman, ShowBiz, 7 July 2015

I told you first that Kirk Kerkorian was producing an epic about the Armenian genocide. Kerkorian died last month at age 98. But the movie goes on. Terry George is directing with Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac.

Now “The Promise” is officially being made by Survival Pictures, managed by Eric Esrailian and Anthony Mandekic for the late Kerkorian. Tracinda Corporation, Kerkorian’s company, is funding Survival and “The Promise” as well as other films.

Longtime Kerkorian attorney and spokesperson Patricia Glaser said in a statement, “Survival Pictures was born out of Kirk Kerkorian’s unwavering dedication to telling inspiring human stories for audiences around the world. THE PROMISE will be a wonderful love story and will open the door to the championing of human rights. This film fulfills a longstanding dream for Mr. Kerkorian who was thrilled to participate in the development and casting process.”

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