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Hayek Boards Animated The Prophet Adaptation

Salma Hayek, via her Ventanarosa Productions, has boarded Clark Peterson and Ron Senkowski's animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran's THE PROPHET as a producer, reports Deadline.com.

Salma Hayek, via her Ventanarosa Productions, has boarded Clark Peterson and Ron Senkowski's animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran's THE PROPHET as a producer, reports Deadline.com. Ventanarosa's Jose Tamez will serve as exec producer alongside co-financier Steve Hanson.

The plan is to have a different director for each of the chapters produced. The project has already attracted a list of animation who's who including Sylvain Chomet (THE ILLUSIONIST), 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 (Oscar-nominated short GUARD DOG) and Kunio Kato (Oscar winning short LA MAISON EN PETITS CUBES).

The poetry book follows prophet Al-Mustafa who discusses the important things in life while waiting for a boat to take him home after 12 years away.

The producers are finalizing the funding for the project.

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