Skip to comments.Matrix producer plans Muhammad biopic
Posted on 11/02/2009 4:47:54 AM PST by markomalley
Producer Barrie Osborne cast Keanu Reeves as the messiah in The Matrix and helped defeat the dark lord Sauron in his record-breaking Lord of the Rings trilogy. Now the Oscar-winning American film-maker is set to embark on his most perilous quest to date: making a big-screen biopic of the prophet Muhammad.
Budgeted at around $150m (£91.5m), the film will chart Muhammad's life and examine his teachings. Osborne told Reuters that he envisages it as "an international epic production aimed at bridging cultures. The film will educate people about the true meaning of Islam".
Osborne's production will reportedly feature English-speaking Muslim actors. It is backed by the Qatar-based production company Alnoor Holdings, who have installed the Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi to oversee all aspects of the shoot. In accordance with Islamic law, the prophet will not actually be depicted on screen.
"The film will shed light on the Prophet's life since before his birth to his death," Ahmed Abdullah Al-Mustafa, Alnoor's chairman, told al-Jazeera. "It will highlight the humanity of Prophet Muhammad."
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Yeah, like that will give an honest view of the child-rapist's life...
Dead Barrie walking.
This movie will either be one big lie or one big riot match.
This will not end well.
But I thought that Mo’s image couldn’t be shown on film or in any other medium.
good luck trying to find a insane enough actor to take the part, it would be an instant fatwa.
Ditto that — I thought the pedophile’s likeness could not be shown. This will not end well for Barrie.
“We need guns. Lots and lots of guns.”
How long before Obama calls him and warns him off the movie?
Sounds like we’re going to be getting the Walt Disney version of Muhammed’s life. But I wonder how they will handle the Islamic prohibition against graphic depictions of The Prophet?
I am SOOOO running out of the movies and shows i will let myself watch. If he does this and whitewashes this villain, I will burn my Lord of the Rings series AND the Matrix series somewhere in public. That’s it. I can’t stand it.
Great a gory action flick with tens of thousands - or higher - body count. Medieval knights flick except with Arabs killing hundreds of innocent civilians. GREAT this is the kind of education we need.
I completely sympathize. In this world you have to separate the art from the artist or you get to experience nothing but the news. And that is too depressing for words.
(Just my 2 cents as someone who grew up professionally in and around the hollyweird types but didn't get infected.)
Never happen he will bend over for CAIR.
With Obama in the lead role?
Oliver Stone needs to put out a movie called either "Primarily Colored", or "Wag the Wagyu" which would be a docu-fiction-drama about the primary race and run up to to the White Crib.
* Will Smith as "Benny", the mixed-race Manchurian Candidate running for President
* John Ratzenburger as "Moe", the bumbling, well-meaning, completely wrong, gaffe-prone VP
* Robert Downey, Jr as "Bahm", the Jewish political strategist who sends dead fish to political opponents
* Tom Cruise as the inventor of Astro-Turf political movements (reviving his type-cast roll in "Tropic Thunder") who has to edit out four-letter words before loading the Teleprompter for the candidate
* Omarosa Manigault Stallworth as Rochelle, the America-hating wife of the candidate
* Joe Pesci as "Jerry", the social gadfly, gay, drug provider who 'entertains' the candidate in a limo while the candidate held state office prior to running for President.
* Forest Whitaker as the mean spirited, America-hating, libertion-theology-based pastor of the candidate's church
* Jamie Foxx as the gay choir director mysteriously killed for "knowing too much" about the candidate's private life on the down-low
* ICE-T plays "Frank", the self-avowed pervert-communist who becomes Benny's hero and role model while in his youth.
* Playing themsleves, many media anchors and talking heads will make cameo appearances as they transform from cheerleaders for the candidate to cheerleaders and propagandists for the President as he enters office. Several were screened to make sure their legs tingled well enough for the big screen
Coming to you, hopefully before the 2012 election cycle.
IIRC, Islam does not condone (to put it politely) ANY visual depiction of the prophet.
Obama will volunteer for the lead role. He wants an Oscar for the mantle.
In other words, the movie is going to be a total piece of crap.
...why do I get the feeling we’re going to learn that Mohammed was a man motivated by being oppressed by white Christians and lack of national healthcare?
That's what I thought too. So in that spirit here's one of my favorites:
The director of the original “message” was killed in an Al Qaeda suicide bomb attack. (the film was funded by the Libyan madman, btw.)
Mohammed will be played by next door neighbor Wilson from Home Improvement.
Ah the original Message (1976) provoked an interesting critical response from a group of stern Muslims. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1977_Hanafi_Siege
Is he going to be a gay conquering warlord like Alexander the Great?
Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradawi is the film’s religious advisor.
“Qaradawi has frequently justified Palestinian suicide bombings as legitimate responses to alleged “Zionist” aggression and occupation. In 2004 he told BBC television, “Allah Almighty is just; through his infinite wisdom he has given the weak a weapon the strong do not have, and that is their ability to turn their bodies into bombs as Palestinians do.” During a press conference around the same time, he added that suicide bombings are “weapons to which the weak resort in order to upset the balance because the powerful have all the weapons that the weak are denied.” He has further asserted that suicide bombings “are not in any way included in the framework of prohibited terrorism, even if the victims include some civilians.” This, he explains, is because Israel is “a society of invaders” whose “nature” is “colonialist, occupational, [and] racist.”
Qaradawi is active in the Muslim Brotherhood, which Islam expert Robert Spencer has called “the parent organization of Hamas and al Qaeda.”
....... you’re killin’ me........
Where was that from???
And for worst movie of the year the Razzie goes to ...
"We need guns..."
I have a feeling this pic will do more than kiss the ‘prophet’s’ ass, it will fellate him as well.
You know darn well that abject fear will steer where this film will go. It will not be critical in any way, shape or form.
Now I remember.
My thoughts exactly.
What ? is it going to have a XXX rating?
Did you read the third paragraph posted?
“Did you read the third paragraph posted?”
No. Would you read it for me, please?
Betcha it wins an Oscar.
This project sounds like a financial disaster.
1) Its going to be a biopic, but the lead character cannot be physically displayed?
2) Will they discuss his marriage to a 9 year old?
Mohammed was married 13 times, 11 at once. His marriages included a 9 year old girl named Aisha, who he actually wanted when she was 6, but had to wait 3 years because the father begged him to let her mature more first.
3) Will they discuss his attacks and genocide on other tribes in the region, including killing many of them himself?
Muhammad came to power by first conquering the city of Medinah. This included killing the cities merchants to gain their wealth, poets who criticized his actions, the massacre of the Banu Qaynuqa, also refered to as Bana Qurayza, jewish tribe.
In the Sirat Rasulallah, Muhammad massacred 800 males and took their women and children as slaves. He kept at least one Jewish female named Rayhana as his concubine, and gave the rest away to the Muslims. The Sirat says (p466) “Then the apostle divided the property, wives, and children of Banu Qurayza among the Muslims....
“Then the apostle sent Sa’d Zayd brother of Ashhal with some of the captive women of Banu Qurayza to Najd and he sold them for horse and weapons.”
Mohammed, Prophet of Islam is known as the “Apostle of Peace” by Muslims.
4) Will they talk about the sex slaves he kept and traded?
Mohammed beheaded men so he could have sex with their wives in the same night.
5) Will they talk about the rules to keeping sex slaves in his writings?
33:50 - “Prophet, We have made lawful to you the wives to whom you have granted dowries and the slave girls whom God has given you as booty.”
Whole chapters of Hadith are dedicated to dealing with the taxation, treatment, sale, and jurisprudence of slaves.
6) Have the producers even spent a second examing Qaradawi, (the “spiritual leader of the muslim brotherhood) background and teachings?
Qaradawi ended a Nov. 1, 2002 sermon broadcast by state television in Qatar. Oh God, destroy the aggressor, treacherous Jews. O God, destroy the aggressor Americans. O God, destroy the fanatic pagans. O God, destroy the tyrannical Crusaders.
He issued a fatwa calling for the abduction and killing of American civilians in Iraq. He also was one of 93 sheikhs to sign a petition calling on Muslims around the world to join with the Al-Mahdi Army of Muqtada Al-Sadr to fight against American forces in Iraq.
This guy is going to be overseeing all production? Leave it to Hollywood........
“an international epic production aimed at bridging cultures.”
Yeah, I can’t wait for the one bridging the cultures of the Nazis and the Jews! Oh wait a minute, that sounds just like the above...
Friendly advice to the producer, director, film crew:
DO NOT SHOW Mohammed.
If you want to live.
“This movie will either be one big lie or one big riot match.”
Or one H-LL of a snuff film.
If they get some of the faithful to play extras in a faithful
recounting of the life of The Prophet.
Oh, and convince other extras to actual re-enact the accomplishments
of The Prophet.
Of course, (by today’s standards in MOST, not all of “The West”)
kiddie-porn might be a possibility as well.