We warned you about it, and now it's here! The world's first middle-east produced 3D animation movie "Bilal", starring British - Nigerian Hollywood actor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje premiered thursday night - and it looks good. (continues below... )
"Bilal" tells the epic true story of the Ethiopean slave, Bilal ibn Rabah, who was taken to Arabia 1,000 years ago following an invasion of his village, his journey to freedom, and subsequent emergence as a superhero who is today an entrenched figure in the Arabian folklore. In the movie, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje voices the lead character – Bilal – as an adult.
The movie, produced by Dubai animation and FX house Barajoun Entertainment, has been in development for over eight years, and cost about $30 million.
Since hitting Hollywood in 1994, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has become world famous for his numerous hit movie and TV roles, including: Lock-Nah in The Mummy Returns, Mr. Eko on Lost, Simon Adebisi on Oz and Malko in Game of Thrones, as well as his major roles in G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Thor: Dark World, the NFL biopic "Concussion", Killer Croc, and the highly-anticipated upcoming movie "Suicide Squad".
Enjoy a preview of "Bilal" below!