Tuesday, February 21, 2017


IN attempt to avoid the typical white-washing backlash, an American film company has announced a collaboration with Egyptian actor Yousef Mansour who will be filming and co-directing 'The Chosen Guard' in Egypt this April with an all-Arab cast.

The film is set to star Yousef Mansour, who aided in writing the script, and will also be co-directing with American award-winning director and choreography, Courtney Miller, who has developed an impressive resume working with superstars Michael Jackson, BeyoncĂ©, and Britney Spears.

According to the production company's press release, the film will be filled with insane car chases, large dance numbers, a big fat Ancient Egypt wedding and plenty of action.

As for the film's synopsis, producers explain that "The Chosen Guard" will be a modern-day story about Sabaa.

He is a man who is chosen by the ancient Pharaohs to defend the Golden Temple, the last unopened relic in Egyptian antiquity.  

The project is incredibly pivotal to Egypt and its success could not only attract future tourists captivated by Ancient Egypt but also create new jobs and prove that filming in Egypt is an attractive authentic alternative to shooting in Morocco or in Hollywood against a green-screen backdrop.

In the golden age of Hollywood peplum epics, directors such as Cecil B. DeMille and Howard Hawks filmed on location in Egypt.

Movies like "The Ten Commandments" and "Land of the Pharaohs" (photos here) employed thousands of Egyptians as extras for crowd scenes.

But the advent of CGI imaging enabled directors to create the Nile valley and its inhabitants on computers and insert them into films.

If you live in Egypt and are looking for more information or updates on audition call contact Producer Tracy Sabeti by emailing her attracysabeti@gmail.com

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