Egyptian auteur Mohamed Diab, known internationally for bold sex harassment pic “Cairo 678,” is set to delve into his country’s political turbulence with drama-action thriller “Clash.”
Diab’s timely new film is a co-production between Egyptian writer-producer Mohamed Hefzy’s Film Clinic (“My Brother the Devil”) and the Dubai-based company EMC Media.
“Clash” (working title) is scheduled to go into pre-production in August, with principal photography set for October, eyeing a summer 2015 bow.
Pic is set entirely inside an overcrowded police truck packed with both pro- and anti-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators collected amid one of the massive protests that followed the events of July 3, 2013, as crowds celebrated the ouster of prexy Mohamed Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood member.
“The film portrays a very real and tense situation that brings out the worst and best of humanity,” Diab said.
– by Nick Vivarelli (International Correspondent)