Genghis Khan (unfinished film)

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Genghis Khan
Richard Tyson as Genghis Khan and Charlton Heston as Toghrul Khan, of the Kerait tribe.
Directed by Tolomush Okeyev
Peter Duffell
Ken Annakin
Screenplay by Tolomush Okeyev
Bulat Mansurov
Andrej Krakowskj
James Carrington
William Weaver
Based on The life of Genghis Khan
Music by Richard Horowitz
Cinematography John Cabrera
Language English

Genghis Khan (also known as Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime) is an unfinished 1992 biographical film of Genghis Khan, starring Richard Tyson, Charlton Heston, Pat Morita and John Saxon. An unsuccessful attempt was made to revive the production in 2010 and to release the movie as Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime, as both a 2-hour feature film and 6-hour TV series.


Set in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the movies tells the life story of Temudjin (1162–1227), who was later bestowed the title "the Genghis Khan" and became the most powerful emperor of Mongolia.


The cast includes[1][2]:


The film began shooting in Kyrgyzstan in 1991, which was still part of the Soviet Union at that time. During the production process, the producers were concerned about the material filmed so far, and developed a new screenplay which included new material on Khan's childhood, they also replaced original director Tolomush Okeyev with Peter Duffell who left the project shortly afterwards to be replaced by Ken Annakin[3]. By the time the majority of filming was completed, the Soviet Union had started to collapse and the cast and crew were recalled to their respective embassies. Post-production therefore was unable to be completed until 2010 when Madison Motion Pictures Group purchased the rights to the original footage, with the intention to release it in 2010 as "Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime", as both a 2-hour feature film and 6-hour TV series (both director Ken Annakin and first unit director Antonio Margheriti were to be credited as co-directors)[4][5].


  1. ^ "GENGHIS KHAN (1992)". Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  2. ^ "An Interview with Richard Tyson". Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  3. ^ "email from Madison Motion Pictures to the HestFest". Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  4. ^ "The Story of a Lifetime: An Interview With Nicholas Rispoli – Crushed Celluloid". Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Horowitz scores Annakin's 'Genghis Khan' :: Film Music Magazine". Retrieved 4 March 2018.

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