Salma Hayek is going to make Khalil Gibran's The Prophet into a movie somehow
Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet—the Lebanese poet’s 1923 collection of inspirational essays for boring people to read at their weddings—is being readied as an animated film by producer Salma Hayek, who made sure to mention that she is “of Lebanese descent” in the press release, because her combined heritage means she has to adapt both telenovelas and this, apparently, or be considered some sort of traitor. The Lion King director Roger Allers will oversee the project, which is being prepped as a sort of anthology with various directors—including Persepolis’ Marjane Satrapi and The Secret Of Kells’ Tomm Moore—helming different chapters based on The Prophet’s various essays on everything from life and death to eating and wearing clothes, which inspired scores of 1960s hippies and budding New Age worshipers to later use quotes from them in their cosmetic advertisements and posters they could hang in their lobbies. The filmmakers will do this with cartoons, which will bring to life all of Gibran's words about how everything is going to be fine as long as you love yourself, maybe with some birds and sunrises and stuff. “We are very proud to contribute to what might well become the most inspiring animated picture of all times,” said one investor, who clearly forgot about All Dogs Go To Heaven.