from a search on the ref. title we see that on your site there are a number of wrong information that we intend to correct
and give you additional details that may help to shed more light on the incredible heroic adventure of this visionary idea
of making (35 years after the last Genghis Khan - "The Conqueror” with John Wayne, shot in Utah!) a film on the life
and deeds of the Great Warrior whose project started in 1992 but it has extended in time since they were shot with different
Directors and several screenplays as many as 3 movies of which only the last by Annakin finally has been completed.
All these mishaps probably would have been a serious problem even for a Major or at least give them the desire to leave
the project, but anyway Genghis Khan the Story of a Lifetime remains the only real Genghis Khan movie after the flop of all
the different ethnic films Chinese, Japanese, Mongols etc ....
Then it’s not true that were paid only Charlton Heston and is makeup man and about “the filmmakers run out
of money!” that’s the story:
The Production started in Kyrgyzstan by original Russian Director Tolomush Okeyev but after several weeks of shooting and
a lot of money spent in project development, preparation and pre-production the film was stopped since became clear that was
not suitable for an international audience.
The project was restored and given to British Director Peter Duffel (Director of a good movie in India handling many actors
and extras "The Far Pavilions"), with a new script that started with the Leader's childhood. The young Genghis Khan (named
Temujin) played carefree with his peers (child actors of different nationalities: British, Americans, Russians, etc
...), but one day watching helplessly the death of his father (Chief of his tribe), killed by an enemy tribe, he vowed
to take revenge …
The film was started in Kyrgyzstan near Mongolia border, but unfortunately because of the Coup, that dissolved the former
Soviet Union and gunfire against the Parliament in Moscow, was ordered by the Embassies to re-enter immediately the children
actors and so the film stopped with a further loss of money.
Despite all these odd happenings the Production started again this time under the American Director Ken Annakin ("The Longest
Day" Oscar nominee) with American actors (including your legendary Charlton Heston), new story, new locations in Kyrgyzstan,
Mongolia, China and Uzbekistan and finally with 4 super 35 cameras, the best professionals of international cinema (Peter
Murton "King Kong"; "Superman II" Production Designer, Anthony Dawson “Killer Fish” Second Unit Director, Ugo
Pericoli "The Last Emperor" Costume Designer, John Cabrera "Conan the Barbarian" Photography Director and many other…),
an international crew of several hundred people, thousands of extras a multitude of horses, war machines of the time (did
in purpose-built factories on the spot) were shot about 160,000 meters film in stunning views of historic sites where events
At that point of course the budget was largely exceeded, there was another stop and wasn’t possible to resume the
work until years later when a strong investment from Madison Motion Pictures allowed to complete some missing scenes of China
assault and carried on the post-production of a 2 hours movie and 6 hours TV-series, whose the only assembling and installation
of 160,000 meters of film lasted over one year by editors of value including Roberto Silvi ("Twister", "Leviathan", "Tombstone").
Genghis Khan The story of a Lifetime is a true Colossal on the life and deeds of the Great Warrior, with American Director
and actors in the best tradition of great American cinema whose success in the world has built the film industry scoring an
In fact, this Colossal is incomparable with others Genghis Khan movies because their too low production value and ethnic
main actors were unacceptable from international audience.
In any case, the time past gave the chance to greatly enhance the work, using the most modern technology for FX and sound
(Dolby Digital Surround) and even the opportunity to
make some battle scenes in 3-D, just unthinkable before.
Madison Motion Pictures