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Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet To Be Adapted

A team of directors will adapt The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.

Jose Tamez will serve as executive producer for the animated film adaptation. Tamez comes from the production company owned by actress Salma Hayek, Ventanarosa Productions.

Here’s more from Deadline: “The intention is for different directors to helm each chapter, with an interconnecting theme and a musical through-line. Filmmakers expected to participate so far include Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville), John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda), Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis), Chris Landreth (Oscar-winning short Ryan), Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), Bill Plympton (Guard Dog and Your Face) and Kunio Kato (Oscar winning short Tsumiki no ie).”

Gibran, a philosophical writer and artist, published The Prophet in 1923; it contains 26 poetic essays and several full-page illustrations. Since its release, the book has sold over 100 million copies. According to The New Yorker, Gibran is the third most popular poet of all time beat only by William Shakespeare and Lao-tzu.

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