Iran Plans Production of "Joseph and the Multi-Colored Coat"
It was actually “Joseph and Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, but what the heh.
Maybe Andrew Lloyd Webber could do the music?
Sean Penn could play Joseph for the regime?
…In a cool multi-colored coat!
After the great success of the Iranian production of the blonde poodle-like Jesus production on the life of Jesus sans the Crucifixion, the
Iranian Fars News reported:
CMI execs have even bigger plans for their follow-up skein, a $20 million version of the life of Joseph and his multi-colored coat, helmed by Farajollah Salahshoor, that is set to be one of Iran’s biggest-budget productions ever.
“We have tried to sell it to Arab TV stations, but they say that they cannot show the face of the prophets, and, at the same time, it’s not good for European TV,” said Abbasian. “The Iranian government is spending its money on the project, but it wasn’t supposed to cost this much.
“When you start a project you say it will cost $2 million, but we wanted to film this on 35mm not video so it’s become more expensive. We can’t stop the project now. We have to spend more money so we can save the money we already spent. Next time, though, we will film with HD or Digi-Beta.”
There’s no word yet on how much of the budget was spent recreating Joseph’s Technicolor dreamcoat.
Iran just released their version of “Jesus, the Spirit of God” with flowing blonde poodle hair.
Iranian actor, Ahmad Soleimani Nia plays the role of Jesus in Iran’s latest version of “Jesus, the Spirit of God.” (AFP)