The film will tell the true story of US geologists Max Steineke and Khamis Bin Rimthan, who together discovered the country’s first oil well in 1938.
Film producer Uri Singer’s production company, Passage Pictures, has announced its latest project, “Sands of Fortune.” An exploration into the pivotal oil discovery in Saudi Arabia and the subsequent birth of the colossal petroleum and natural gas entity, Aramco, according to Deadline.
This film unfurls the authentic narrative of two eminent US geologists, Max Steineke and Khamis Bin Rimthan, whose shared efforts led to the unearthing of Saudi Arabia’s first oil well in the year 1938.
“The story of Aramco is a testament to human ingenuity and the incredible impact that a single discovery can have on the world. This is a story that all Saudis know, but I believe the whole world will soon be as intrigued as I was when I first heard about this,” Singer told Deadline.
The script for this project has been penned by Bernie Campbell, a strategist and speechwriter who has immersed himself in Saudi Arabian life for a substantial period. Uri Singer and Campbell met at the Red Sea International Film Festival in December where they first discussed the project.
Several local production companies are in talks with Passage Pictures to collaborate on the film, which will reportedly feature Saudi and American talent.
Aramco stands as the preeminent global oil-producing entity and occupies the second position worldwide in terms of revenue generation.