While in the Soviet Union, Kazantzakis kept abreast of cinema output, studied books on the cinema and wrote two scripts which were accepted by Soviet cinema companies (The Red Kerchief and Saint Pachomius and Co.), though it is not known whether these were ever made into films.
He also prepared a further scenario entitled Lenin; the initial idea from this was used in his novel Toda-Raba.
In 1931-2 he turned his attention to European cinema. He adapted Bocaccio’s Decameron and wrote scripts entitled “Don Quixote”, “Buddha”, “Mohammed” and “A Solar Eclipse”, which latter he intended to submit to the competition announced by the League of Nations.
For all the efforts made by Prevelakis, none of the scripts was ever filmed.