For Colored Girls and All Eyez on Me actor and author, Hill Harper will be bringing Black Egypt to Hollywood. The actor has joined with Archrok Entertainment to co-executive produce the new trilogy, Protector of the Gods.
Harper Expands His Talents
The 51-year-old actor will be teaming up with director Kameko Tarnez to bring the stories to life. Also attached to the film are Academy Award-winning Director Pete Polyakov (Mad Max: Fury Road, Interstellar, and Batman v. Superman) and Academy Award-winning Production Designer David Bryan (The Hurt Locker, 47 Meters Down, The Other Side of the Door).
The first film will follow the story of Pharaoh Hatshepsut, who will be played by British actress, Shingai Shoniwa. The film will have two sequels, the second one is based on the story of Nefertiti and the third one will be based on Cleopatra.
"'Protector of the Gods' is an epic and magical story that we have yet to see envisioned nor attempted by a Hollywood studio. I am honored and excited to be co-executive producer of this amazing film and help bring it to audiences across the globe. Kameko's storytelling takes you through the larger than life history of ancient Egypt from a distinctly African perspective. I think it is essential that moviegoers understand and watch historically accurate depictions of African history, from more than simply a slave narrative. Now more than ever, audiences are hungry for stories such as these told without bias. I am excited to be a part of bringing it to millions around the world!" - Hill Harper
Filming for the Vol. 1 will begin in August 2018.
Harper currently stars on the ABC hit drama, The Good Doctor as Marcus Andrews. The show also stars Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas Chuku Modu, Richard Schiff.
The actor has also starred in: Soul Food, Limitless, Into Deep, Loving Jezebel, The Boy Next Door, Concussion and Mama I Want to Sing!