Serkan Çayoğlu and Aytaç Şaşmaz in the movie “The First Gökturk”
Great news for Serkan Çayoğlu’s fans! The series “Cyprus: on the way to victory” starring their favorite actor has not yet finished, but he is already negotiating to star in another historical project.
Preparations are underway for the filming of the trilogy The First Gökturk / İlk Göktürk, dedicated to the creation of the first Turkic state. Producer Alper Çağlar intends to bring together Hollywood professionals, as well as American and Turkish actors in the project, creating a film worthy of being presented at the international box office. Preparations for the filming of a large-scale historical project have been going on for the fifth year. Filming is expected to begin in June.
According to the well-known journalist Birsen Altuntas, Serkan Çayoğlu is negotiating to star in the movie. Recall that earlier the agreement was signed with Aytaç Şaşmaz, who will play one of the founders of the Gökturk Khaganate, Istemi Khagan. Serkan can play the role of Istemi’s older brother and the first founder of the Khaganate named Bumin.
Bumin Khagan was the leader of the Ashin tribe, who united related tribes under his command and defeated the troops of the Rouran Khaganate in a decisive battle. He was married to a Chinese princess. It was an alliance with the Chinese Empire that officially marked the international recognition of the first Turk state. Who will play the third brother, who inherited power in the newly created state after the death of Bumin, has not yet been reported.