During this week, we are curious about the news of a Hollywood film project in Cambodia with the title of “Great Khmer Empire”. I found the video interview that TVK have made with Thomas Magyar, the executive producer of the film.
First of all, it is a good sign of Cambodia to have such a big production movie that planned to spend 70 million for the whole project, even some said this would cost a lot more budget. Let’s say the rate for Angelina Jolie to play in the movie is now about 20 million or something already. How about the other actors/actress? How about the production designers and costumes, not talking yet about building the sets. This is the history story, everything need to rebuild and spend a lot of money on the post-production.
I found a video of reaction from Javaproduction, he expressed the right thing about we don’t see the reason why the role of King Jayavarman 7 is not given to Cambodian actor?
We should fight for that, this is our glory history, why taking someone that is not Cambodian to play the role? I think we could find a good Cambodian person for that role. This is the good reaction from Cambodian oversea that I really appreciate.
After all, we don’t have any confirmed information that Angelina Jolie agree to take the role, I am not sure. The Phnom Penh Post also feature an article about the Press Conference: We’re rolling. Thomas has a good heart for Cambodia, what he intents to do is good for Cambodia. I hope he will receive and listen to all the good advices to make this real good! Good luck for the film project!
What is your reaction if John Cena takes the role of Jayavarman 7?
Watch TVK Interview with Thomas Magyar part 1
Watch TVK Interview with Thomas Magyar part 2