Later Vegas Pioneer Kirk Kerkorian Fulfills ‘Promise’ to Expose genocide that is armenian
The estate of belated billionaire Kirk Kerkorian is staying true to the businessman and philanthropist’s vow to bring the disputed Armenian genocide to your big display.
The late Las Vegas casino mogul Kirk Kerkorian earmarked $100 million of his own fortune to make a film in regards to the alleged genocide that is armenian.
Kerkorian, one of the more essential 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 approximately eight years, the Ottoman government methodically 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 new movie that sets out to bring the Armenian conflict to theaters across the nation. It tells the fictional tale 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 handled the Rwanda genocide, and stars Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, and Charlotte LeBon.
‘The film is really a love tale set in the first World War in Turkey at the start of and through the genocide that is armenian (more…)