From the beginning, Of Kings and Prophets has been billed as a story “told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd”. Since then, we have learned who will be playing the king and the shepherd — and now, at last, we know who is playing the prophet.
Don’t know how I never heard of this before, but it turns out nine directors from around the world are contributing to an upcoming film about religion called Words with Gods.
The film, an anthology of short movies, is the brainchild of Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Arriaga, who wrote films like Babel (2006) and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) before getting into the director’s chair for The Burning Plain (2008).
I first became aware of the new film when The Hollywood Reporter announced today that Peter Gabriel has signed on to write the music for it. A quick bit of Googling soon revealed that one of the nine directors involved in the project is Amos Gitai (pictured above), and that his contribution is called ‘The Book of Amos’.