Friday, November 11, 2005Moustapha Al-Akkad R.I.P
Syrian-born director and producer, Mustapha Al-Akkad passed away today. From wounds sustained in the Jordan terrorist attacks. His daughter died immediately in these cowardly attacks. Al-Akkad is one of my favorite movie directors, he directed movies such as The Message (the story of prophet Muhammad) and Lion of the Desert (the story of the Libyan freedom fighter Omar Mukhtar). He is also the producer of "Halloween" horror movie series.
My condolences to his family and the families of all the victims in this sick attack.