Hollywood producer to shoot TV series on Ottoman Sultan

The Hollywood producer and Turkish state TV officials signed a preliminary agreement on the co-production.

Hollywood producer to shoot TV series on Ottoman Sultan

Mario Kassar, the American producer of several Hollywood blockbusters such as, Robocop and Terminator, will shoot a TV series which would tell the Ottoman Sultan Kanuni (Suleyman the Magnificent) era.

Kassar would shoot the mini series in collaboration with Turkish state-run broadcast corporation TRT at studios in Mediterranean province of Antalya where he met the mayor Menderes Turel, the officials of the Antalya municipality said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Hollywood producer and TRT officials signed a preliminary agreement on the co-production, the statement said.

Kassar also toured film studios in Antalya and said that this resort city was a good place for a film production with its climate, nature, history and accommodation options, it said.

Kassar was discussing the story with several foreign scriptwriters, while TRT officials were working on the film with historians.

Kassar would shoot the film early next year, the statement added.

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