Wednesday, 11 July, 2018

‘Cyrus the Great’ Script Book Unveiled: Iran to film Persian Empire Cyrus King


The script book for ‘Cyrus the Great’, written by Iranian screenwriter and filmmaker Masoud Jafari Jozani, was unveiled at a ceremony on Friday.

According to Iranian media, Jafari Jozani is preparing to make a historical epic movie about ancient Persian Empire, ‘Cyrus the Great’.

The extensive preliminary research has been undertaken to evaluate the historical accuracy of the movie.

Produced by Ali Moallem , the project is to narrate the history of ancient Persia such as establishment of Acheamenid empire.


Iranian screenwriter and filmmaker Masoud Jafari Jozani attends a ceremony unveiling the script book for ‘Cyrus the Great’ on Friday (Photo Credit: Asghar Khamseh, Mehr News)

The movie will also examine the numerous existing legends about Cyrus (529-580 BCE), who united the two original Iranian Tribes, the Medes and the Persians.

Established by Cyrus the Great, Achaemenid Empire was the first Persian Empire ruled in Western and Central Asia.

Cyrus is best remembered for his great tolerance and noble attitude towards the conquered nations. He is also famous for the declaration of the first Charter of Human Rights (Cyrus Cylinder).

The big project’s director Jafari Jozani , who generally deals with heroic subjects with a historical and epic tone, is planning to make the film for a massive screening program.

As the movie is slated to hit nearly 5000 movie theaters in the world at the same time, it should pave way for mass production, the producer Ali Moallem announced.


Jafari Jozani is preparing to make a historical epic movie about ancient Persian Empire, ‘Cyrus the Great’ (Photo Credit: Asghar Khamseh, Mehr News)

“We negotiated to several American film producing companies to grant the film special effects with the world’s latest technologies,” Moallem stated.

“At the present time while Iran has been attacked by ahistorical films, I hope we can take a step to introduce the Iranian civilization and one of the heroes of our country by this film,” he also added.

Many scholars and historical researchers announced that they were ready to contribute to this national cinematic project.

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1 Comment

  1. Lucas Isfahani

    June 6, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    It will be amazing to have a historically accurate movie about the Persian Empire.

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