Russian movie producer Sergei Bodrov announced that he will make a sequel to the movie "Mongol".
The 2007 film “Mongol” was nominated for Best Foreign Language
Film at the Academy Awards. With invitation from close friend Minister of Defense D.Bat-Erdene
, Sergei Bodrov visited Mongolia during this year’s National Naadam Festival and watched the Festival of Three Manly Games
. He reported to journalists, “The production of the sequel to “Mongol” has started. The script is ready and the casting is currently in progress. Both Mongolia and China are requesting to film the movie in Mongolia
and China. Decisions haven’t been made yet".
“Mongol” (Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan
) was a co-production film between Russia, Germany, and Kazakhstan. The film was produced with a 20 million USD budget and won the Russian film award, Nika Award in 2007 for Best Picture and Best Director. Mongolian, Russian, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese actors played in the movie. The film was nominated and won several awards in 2007–09. Various critics included the film on their lists of the top 10 best films of 2008. Mike Russell of The Oregonian named it the 5th best film of 2008, Lawrence Toppman of The Charlotte Observer named it the 8th best film of 2008, and V.A. Musetto of the New York Post also named it the 8th best film of 2008.