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.