Translated into over 40 languages, never spending a moment out of print, and selling over 100 million copies worldwide, it was probably inevitable that someone would bring Kahlil Gibran‘s “The Prophet” to the big screen. And indeed, it has been given the animated treatment and today the first U.S. trailer for the movie has arrived.
Helmed by “The Lion King” director Roger Allers, the picture features animated sequences by Bill Plympton, Joann Sfar, and more; the all-star voices of Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek, Quvenzhané Wallis, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, and Alfred Molina; and music by Yo-Yo Ma, Damien Rice, and Glen Hansard — this production hasn’t missed a note in trying to bring the best to the table. Here’s the official synopsis:
Set in a Mediterranean sea-side village, Kamila cleans house for exiled artist and poet Mustafa, but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter, Almitra, out of trouble. The three embark on a journey meant to end with Mustafa’s return home – but first they must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in his words will incite rebellion.
“The Prophet” opens on August 7th. Watch below.