Talks are underway between American producers Prelude Features and an unnamed Russian film company with the goal of having the film in production (in Russia, of course) by the end of the year. Additional talks have taken place with EMI, which agreed to allow the composer's music to be used in Rhapsody, thus sparing us vaguely Rachmaninoff-esque themes.
I'm sorry, I sort of missed that last paragraph because I was still thinking about Omar Sharif. Hell - a sweeping, romantic epic, set in revolutionary Russia? Um, ok. Please. But I can't believe I'm actually excited about a Russian composer movie.