YEREVAN–The state-run Armenian National Cinema Center announced this week that it is currently in negotiations with world-renowned director Steven Spielberg and Schindler’s List writer Steven Zailian to produce a full length feature film about the Armenian Genocide.
“On the 100th anniversary of the Genocide, we must have a film to demonstrate to the world. We want more than the films ‘Mayrig’ or ‘Ararat’,” the center’s director, Gevorg Gevorgyan, told a news conference.
He said the film studio is planning to time the release of the film with the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in 2015. Gevorgyan explained that much work will need to go into writing the screenplay and that both Armenian and foreign actors will be cast to star in the movie.