Thursday, April 21, 2011
Pakistani Film Produced By Warner Bros Is To Be Released Soon
Pakistan's director Bilal Lashari has shot his first full-length feature film called "Waar" in collaboration with ISPR. The film has been produced by MindWorks Media with Hunt Lowry, producer of "Donnie Darko" and Warner Bros.'s smash hit "A Walk to Remember" and numerous other well known films. Waar (to strike) is an action/thriller drama film, written by Hassan Waqas Rana and star Pakistan's actor Shan Shahid and Shamoon Abbasi.
The story line has been inspired by the war on terror in Pakistan and its effects on the world but, with a very stylized interpretation of it. The English-language film (Waar) has been shot at various locations in and outside of Pakistan, from the beautiful hills of Islamabad to the second best tourist destination in Pakistan, Lahore to the fascinating valley of Swat( the Switzerland of Pakistan), where a major military operation was launched two years ago. The film's estimated budget is $ 2,000,000 (PKR 170 M or 17 crores). The film being produced by one of the major film studios in the USA, Waener Bros. will be first screened at some major international film festivals and after its successful screening at the festivals it will be released worldwide. The 140 min feature film is currently in post-production stage. Waar is expected to have a summer release.