Sylvester Stallone’s Dream: to Produce ’40 Days of Mousa Dagh’

DENVER–To promote his new film "Rocky Balboa," actor Sylvester Stallone talked to the Denver Post’s Michael Booth about his "dream project."So what is the Stallone Surprise, the project he’s always wanted to write or direct?" asked the Denver Post. "For years Stallone’s wanted to create an epic, and the book that intrigues him is Franz Werfel’s ‘The Forty Days of Musa Dagh,’ detailing the Turkish genocide of its Armenian community in 1915," reported the Denver Post. "French ships eventually rescued some Armenia’s, and Stallone has his favorite scene memorized: ‘The French ships come, and they’ve dropped the ladders and everybody has climbed up the side. The ships sail. The hero, the one who set up the rescue, has fallen asleep, exhausted, behind a rock on the slope above. The camera pulls back, and the ships and the sea are on one side, and there’s one lonely figure at the top of the mountain, and the Turks are coming up the mountain by the thousands on the far side.’ "Talk about a political hot potato. The Turks have been killing that subject for 85 years," the super star added.

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