HOLLYWOOD — Kirk Kerkorian is 97 years old and worth $4 billion. The one time owner of MGM, and wealthy Las Vegas real estate and casino owner ( he also owned the MGM Grand), is not done, however. He still has one more wish. Kerkorian is funding a secret feature film about the Armenian genocide that took place concurrent with World War I, showbiz411.com reports, quoting its sources.

Kerkorian is hoping to produce the Armenian “Schindler’s List” to memorialize the Genocide.

There is already an Oscar nominated director and screenwriter signed to the project. Various actors’ names have come up, and some of that may become clear soon. The movie has been described by the director– who asked not to reveal his name yet– as a “Reds” or “Dr. Zhivago”, a sweeping World War I romance set against the Armenian genocide.

Kerkorian, who’s always been fascinated with Hollywood, is said to have contributed over $1 billion to Armenian charities and causes over his long life time.

Author of the article Roger Friedman reveals that the still untitled film will begin shooting this summer in Europe. And the budget should be pretty big, considering there’s one backer. This movie has the potential to be something on a large historic scale, unseen for many years.

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