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Hayek and Crew Pool Best of Best For Animated Version of 'The Prophet'

8 March 2011 3:40 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

This was a piece of last week's news that we're getting to late - but is worth highlighting. It’s been reprinted 163 times, sold over 100 million copies and translated into over 40 different languages, so it comes as no surprise that, in an era of Hollywood producers scraping the bottom of the barrel for new ideas, a hugely popular book like Khalil Gibran’s masterpiece The Prophet will be adapted for the big screen. Deadline is reporting that Salma Hayek, operating under her Ventanarosa Productions banner, has partnered with Clark Peterson and Ron Senkowski to produce an animated feature based on the book of 26 poetic essays. Hayek’s producing partner, Jose Tamez, will executive produce along with William Nix and co-financing from Steve Hanson. As each essay deals with such differing topics as joy to death and religion to beauty, The Prophet will get produced along the same lines as Fantasia and Paris, »

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Salma Hayek to Produce Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet as Animated Feature?

7 March 2011 3:46 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

“And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.”

Well, sorry Kahlil Gibran, but they obviously have plans to direct your The Prophet!

Salma Hayek and her Ventanarosa Productions have teamed up with Clark Peterson and Ron Senkowski to produce an animated feature based on Gibran’s beloved book.

According to the latest reports, the intention is for different directors to helm each chapter, with “an interconnecting theme and a musical through-line.”

And we have quite interesting team on board, or, should we say that these are just expectations from this project at the moment?

“It is well to give when asked but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.”

So, here are filmmakers expected to participate so far: Sylvain Chomet (“The Triplets of Belleville”), Kunio Kato (“Tsumiki no ie”), Oscar-winner Chris Landreth (“Ryan”), Tomm Moore (“The Secret of Kells »

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