X-Men Director to Tackle Israeli-Arab Conflict

Bryan Singer, director of the famous X-Men series of superhero movies, is teaming up with an Israeli director to tackle a far-less fictional battlefield – the Middle East's Israeli-Arab conflict.

Singer will be collaborating with Guy Shalem, an Israeli living in Los Angeles who has largely been involved in TV shows, and Same Name Productions which is co-founded by an Israeli. According to Variety, Yariv Horowitz of Israel is set to co-produce.

The film, tentatively titled "In the Middle of the Middle East," is to be released in the fall of 2016.

According to Same Name Productions' website, the currently in-development film will be "a documentary exploring the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the unique vantage point of a dynamic young Arab-Israeli activist."

"The film will follow the young man as he seeks pathways to coexistence while searching for true peace within himself," explains the site.

Singer, who is himself Jewish, may aside from producing direct the film, in which case it would be his first time directing a documentary. It would also be one of the few documentaries he has produced.

Currently he is directing "X-Men: Apocalypse," due to hit theaters on May 27, 2016. Singer made his fame with the 1995 "The Usual Suspects," and co-produced "Ronny" in 2013, which coincidentally was directed by Shalem.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/199220

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