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‘Bible’ Miniseries ‘Son of God’ Cuts Satan Scenes Featuring Obama Lookalike
The Wrap Covering Hollywood ^ | 02/17/2014 | Jeff Sneider

Posted on 02/17/2014 3:09:57 PM PST by Rio

“Son of God” producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have cast Satan out of their upcoming Biblical epic about Jesus Christ, an individual familiar with the 20th Century Fox project has told TheWrap.

“Son of God” is a reshaped version of last year’s hit History Channel miniseries “The Bible,” which co-starred Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni as Satan. Burnett and Downey came under fire last year because Ouazanni bears a striking resemblance to President Barack Obama, though the producers said at the time that the casting controversy was unintentional and merely coincidental.

“Someone made a comment that the actor who played the devil vaguely resembled our president, and suddenly the media went nuts,” Downey said in a statement Monday. “The next day, when I was sure everyone would only be talking about Jesus, they were talking about Satan instead. For our movie, ‘Son of God,’ I wanted all of the focus to be on Jesus. I want his name to be on the lips of everyone who sees this movie, so we cast Satan out. It gives me great pleasure to tell you that the devil is on the cutting room floor.”

20th Century Fox will release “Son of God” on Feb. 28. The 10-hour miniseries has been pared down to two hours, which meant sacrificing Satan’s scenes to focus on Jesus.

The end of February has proven to be a lucrative time of year for faith-based movies, as “The Passion of the Christ” earned $125 million in its first five days after opening on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: censored; censorship; hollywoodreds; obama; obamaisnotmygod; religion; revisionisthistory; satan; sonofgod
Pressure from DC?
1 posted on 02/17/2014 3:09:57 PM PST by Rio
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“It gives me great pleasure to tell you that the devil is on the cutting room floor,” said producer Roma Downey


2 posted on 02/17/2014 3:10:26 PM PST by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Rio

3 posted on 02/17/2014 3:11:28 PM PST by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Rio

They capitulated on S&G, too, right?


4 posted on 02/17/2014 3:12:44 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Rio

Maybe we should just be happy there was a series on TV explicitly centered around the Bible and that was the only call for editing it that was received. Thanking goodness for life’s small favors and what not.


5 posted on 02/17/2014 3:13:36 PM PST by freedom462
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To: Rio

he didn’t want to wear his horns that day, is all....


6 posted on 02/17/2014 3:13:44 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Rio
The end of February has proven to be a lucrative time of year for faith-based movies, as “The Passion of the Christ” earned $125 million in its first five days after opening on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004.

So lucrative that they waited 10 years for a follow-up film.

7 posted on 02/17/2014 3:15:23 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Rio

A 10 hr. miniseries cut down to 2 hrs?????


8 posted on 02/17/2014 3:15:32 PM PST by Average Al
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To: Average Al

They kept all the action scenes in.


9 posted on 02/17/2014 3:20:28 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Rio

Maybe they could replace those scenes with a Satan that looks like Hillary?


10 posted on 02/17/2014 3:21:03 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Rio

weelllllll... when the shoe fits, and all that, you know....


11 posted on 02/17/2014 3:21:37 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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RE: ‘Bible’ Miniseries ‘Son of God’ Cuts Satan Scenes Featuring Obama Lookalike

But did the actor get paid??


12 posted on 02/17/2014 3:23:09 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Rio

I think that they have it wrong. Satan didn’t look like Obama. Obama looks like Satan.


13 posted on 02/17/2014 3:32:21 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Rio

(In Yodaspeak), “Disappointed I am.”


14 posted on 02/17/2014 3:35:46 PM PST by stboz
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To: Rio

Will the ninja angels be allowed to stay as long as they’re not harming homosexuals?


15 posted on 02/17/2014 3:40:10 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Rio

The Devil threatened to sue for defamation.


16 posted on 02/17/2014 3:41:21 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Rio

That’s right cut the closet thing to reality in the whole series.


17 posted on 02/17/2014 3:42:25 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Rio

Obama can’t appear in a “Son of God” program, to the Leftist true believes he IS BETTER than God.


18 posted on 02/17/2014 3:50:11 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Rio; Revolting cat!; GeronL

Calypso Louis and Jeremiah Wright proll’y told the producers they got it wrong, they should’a had white devils.


19 posted on 02/17/2014 3:51:49 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Rio

Looking forward to the “director’s cut” version.


20 posted on 02/17/2014 3:52:14 PM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: Rio

Did they ever consider that maybe it’s Satan who looks like Obama?


21 posted on 02/17/2014 3:52:52 PM PST by CityCenter (Resist Obamacare!)
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To: Rio; flaglady47; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; seekthetruth; ThomasMore; Bob Ireland
"I wanted all the focus to be on Jesus."

If you believe that I have a nice one acre lot in the middle of the Okeefenokee Swamp I'd like to sell you.

I fear that the Obama look-alike actor's movie career days are numbered. Maybe some plastic surgery to look like Juan Williams would be useful to him if he wants to continue eating.

Leni

22 posted on 02/17/2014 4:00:06 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Rio

Darn. I was thinking of going to see it.

Maybe not now.


23 posted on 02/17/2014 4:03:42 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Rio

I think it was too big a distraction for liberals.

Thinking it is Obama, they kneel and kowtow before it.

But then, when they discover it is Satan, they kneel and kowtow before it.


24 posted on 02/17/2014 4:21:29 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Rio



25 posted on 02/17/2014 4:26:09 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Rio

Who complained-Obama or Satan?


26 posted on 02/17/2014 4:33:26 PM PST by almcbean
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To: Rio

Who else would Satan look like???


27 posted on 02/17/2014 4:35:51 PM PST by ontap
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To: Rio

Deleting a black man’s scenes because of his looks? Sounds racist to me!


28 posted on 02/17/2014 4:52:35 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Rio

which meant sacrificing Satan’s scenes to focus on Jesus.

You atheists kill me. Always trying to disregard Jesus. I am thrilled that they are focusing on Jesus. My gosh they had to get rid of 8 hours and you would rather then get rid of Jesus. God bless your soul. I hope you change your ways.


29 posted on 02/17/2014 5:41:11 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Average Al

A 10 hr. miniseries cut down to 2 hrs?????

You want to sit in a theater for 10 hours? You can, I will sit there for 2 hours thank you very much.


30 posted on 02/17/2014 5:42:23 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Darn. I was thinking of going to see it. Maybe not now.

Then don’t complain when they don’t make anything else that is conservative. You guys bitch all year and cry and throw tantrums about lack of good movies and now you spoiled brats are all poo pooling over a 10-hour mini series being cut to a 2-hour movie and are upset over the focus on Jesus. You guys are something else. I look forward to the complaining in the coming years because nobody goes to conservative movies so why make them. This is all your fault!!!!


31 posted on 02/17/2014 5:45:50 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

LOL.


32 posted on 02/17/2014 6:05:52 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Rio

Seems they could have gotten Obama to just play himself in the movie.

Then there’s the possibility he was on another vacation.


33 posted on 02/18/2014 6:52:33 AM PST by boycott
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To: MinuteGal
***I fear that the Obama look-alike actor's movie career days are numbered***

Like that poor rodeo clown down dere in Texas... although it may have enhanced the clown's career. :-O

34 posted on 02/18/2014 12:32:15 PM PST by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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