The estate of belated billionaire Kirk Kerkorian is remaining true to the businessman and philanthropist’s vow to bring the disputed Armenian genocide towards the screen that is big.
The belated Las vegas, nevada casino mogul Kirk Kerkorian earmarked $100 million of his own fortune to make a film in regards to the alleged Armenian genocide.
Kerkorian, one of the more crucial figures in developing Las Vegas as it’s known today, passed away in 2015 at the age of 98 with an estimated net worth of $4 billion. But before he passed, the former majority owner of MGM Resorts pledged $100 million to make a movie that highlighted the horrific events that happened between 1915 and 1923 in Armenia.
More than a span of roughly eight years, the Ottoman government systematically exterminated some 1.5 million Armenians. But its successor, the Republic of Turkey, denies genocide ever took place.
Funded by Kerkorian, ‘The Promise’ is a movie that is new sets out to bring the Armenian conflict to theaters across the nation. It informs the fictional story of the love triangle place that is taking 1915 Armenia.
The movie is directed by Terry George, whose credits include ‘Hotel Rwanda,’ the 2004 drama that dealt with the Rwanda genocide, and stars Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, and Charlotte LeBon.
‘The film is a love tale set in the 1st World War in Turkey at the start of and through the genocide that is ar