Armenia Hopes for Its ‘Schindler’s List’
Spielberg, rumored to be involved, probably isn’t
The rumor was that Armenia’s film center is in talks with Steven Spielberg and Steven Zaillian, who respectively won the director and screenplay Oscars for 1993’s seminal Holocaust film Schindler’s List, to make a movie about the 1915 Turkish genocide of Armenians.
According to Eurasia.net, there have long been efforts to turn the 1933 novel Forty Days on Musa Dagh into what would be a Schindler’s List of the Armenian genocide; at various points, Mel Gibson (!!) and Sylvester Stallone were attached. And, more recently, according to some local reports, was Spielberg, but that talk, inevitably, seems to have been dismissed.
Might I suggest Spielberg’s non-union Mexican equivalent?
With Spielberg Rumor, The Armenian Genocide Debate Turns Cinematic [Eurasia The Turko*File]
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