Magazine article Screen International

TVision Plots Adaptations of Ezzedine Choukri Fishere's Thrillers

Magazine article Screen International

TVision Plots Adaptations of Ezzedine Choukri Fishere's Thrillers

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The Killing Of Fakhreddine and Abu Omar Al-Masry set for film treatment.

Cairo-based production house TVision is planning a two-season TV adaptation of Egyptian writer Ezzedine Choukri Fishere’s best-selling novels, The Killing Of Fakhreddine and Abu Omar Al-Masry.

Ezzedine Choukri Fishere

The prize-winning novels revolve around the mysterious life of a Cairo lawyer who forges links with international terrorist groups.

The complex tale, spanning several interlacing storylines, unfolds against the backdrop of Egypt, Sudan, Afghanistan and Paris, although that segment of the plot may be transposed to London.

“We’re building a pan-Arab cast but it’s an international story that we believe will appeal to audiences beyond the region,” said TVision’s founding chief Tarek El Ganainy. …

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