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Will Smith Set To Rule Egypt As ‘The Last Pharaoh’ Taharqa

Will Smith Set To Rule Egypt As ‘The Last Pharaoh’ Taharqa

Will Smith will take on the role of the pharaoh Taharqa for Columbia’s “The Last Pharaoh” – which will be written by Randall Wallace (“Braveheart”). Taharqa was the pharaoh who fought against Assyrian invaders in ancient Egypt.

Variety reports that Smith will also produce the film with James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz for Overbrook  Entertainment. The film has reportedly been a dream project for Smith, and the actor took the story to Wallace.

The film will follow Taharqa’s war with Assyrian leader Esarhaddon in 677 B.C.

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5 comments

  1. Linda
    April 20th, 2011 1:49

    I think Pharoah Taharqa was much darker than Will Smith, but I’m just greatfull that atleast a movie is being made to attest that their were no black pharoahs. I hope this movie promote other directors and producers to make more films in greater detail and accuracy.

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  2. Pianki
    September 21st, 2010 20:33

    The history of a 25th Dynasty military expedition, led by a Kushite Suten (Pharaoh), dispatched to the Near East in 701 B.C.E, its destination corresponds to today Palestine/Israel. Its aim was to prevent the Assyrian King, Sennacherib, who god was Ashur, from carrying out a conquest of the last Canaanite strong hold, Jerusalem. This black-African mighty force intervention, led by the young military chief and nephew of Shabaka name was Nefertem Khu Re Taharka. This mission enabled the fragile, war-torn Hebrew kingdom to survive and nurse its self back to economic and demographic health. Thereby allowing the Hebrew religion, Yahwism (and their god YHWH), to evolve within the next several centuries into Iudaism (Judaism). From Judaism would off shoot Christianity and then later Islam. The story of this Kushite Army, following their god Amon, was widely known in the west until a century ago. One source, the bible 2Kings 19:35, Isa 37:36, now gives the credit to “the angel of the lord” rather than Taharka. Was this the same group of Hebrews that came into Kemet (Egypt) and resided on Elephantine (Beggar) Island in Aswan to later go on into Gondar Ethiopia? Taharka wpuld again win in battle against the Assyrian King Esarhaddon in 674 B.C.E.
    Will Smith playing Taharka could be misleading. Taharka coming from now Nubia Sudan area would have been a Jet Black complexion who wives and off springs would have been too. Mixing was not popular with this group during that period.

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    • September 22nd, 2010 8:26

      Peace. I agree. Thats what hollywood does. Look at how they had Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) playing in “The Mummy” (or whatever movie that was). The original Egiptians were of dark complexion and were very melanated. They will never show that in a movie (that isnt directed by Spike Lee) because that proves that the original people on this planet were/are black.
      Most movies when depicting historical figures try to turn them to a lighter complexion to preserve the falsehood in their history books.
      But thank you for clearing that up for the readers/commentors
      Hotep

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      • Benny Blaze
        January 21st, 2011 18:51

        I agree with you 100% ispit…

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