The world’s first Shariah-compliant movie fund, which is set to film and produce its own Hollywood-style story of a UAE hero, has reached more than $40m in just four weeks, the fund’s manager has told Arabian Business.
Funding for Antar: The Black Knight is expected to reach $85-90m by April, half of which will come from UAE investors.
Around 50 percent [of investors are] from the Middle East and 50 percent from the Europe.
The film, which is set to include a string of Hollywood “A-list” actors, will tell the story of the UAE-based hero Antar, the son of an Arab prince and an African slave who fought for his freedom to become a legendary explorer warrior.
The movie, which is scheduled to be filmed in Morocco and could also include scenes shot in the UAE, is the first instalment in a trilogy of films and will be released in 2012. It is being slated at the world’s first Shariah-compliant ‘friendly’ movie, which is funded by a fully Shariah-compliant fund.
We can hardly wait to see the “A-list” actors who will be in this production…