Olloo.com and the latest Mongol Messenger both have items saying that HH the Dalai Lama's buddy Richard Gere might be hanging a bit in Mongolia soon (needless to say, olloo could really stand to hire a new English translator). Seems he's teaming up in a production capacity with Mongolian director I. Nyamgavaa to make a film based on the life of Khubilai Khan, grandson of Chingghis and founder in the 13th c. of the Mongol dynasty in China known as the Yuan. Wonder if I could get a small part as "Monk #3" or some such...call me, Richie, OK?
Well I'll be dipped. In searching for a good link for Nyamgavaa, it seems he may have made a film in 1998 about Danzan Ravjaa! It doesn't say so directly, but "Ferocious Saint Lord of Gobi" is certainly one of his epithets. Can anyone confirm?