Muhammad – The Movie???
Seriously, I DON”T THINK THIS A GOOD IDEA…
Barrie Osborne, part of the Oscar-winning team behind the Lord of the Rings films, says the new production ‘will educate people about the true meaning of Islam’
The Guardian says the film, which will chart the prophet’s life and teachings, is budgeted at $150m and is planned as “an international epic production aimed at bridging cultures. The film will educate people about the true meaning of Islam.” The producer plans to feature English-speaking Muslim actors, and has the backing of Qatar-based production company Alnoor Holdings. The latter has retained Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi to “oversee all aspects of the shoot.”
That move pretty much shoots down any possibility of the film promoting a sane depiction of Islam. If you don’t recognize the name Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi you should — he’s the al Jazeera commenter who recently called Jews “the treacherous aggressors…this profligate, cunning, arrogant band of people,” before calling upon Allah to “kill them, down to the very last one.” He’s also called the Holocaust a punishment expressing Allah’s divine will, and hoped that “the next time will be at the hand of the believers.”
The as-yet-untitled picture is due to go before the cameras in 2011. It remains to be seen, however, whether it will be beaten to cinemas by another Muhammad-themed drama. Late last year, producer Oscar Zoghbi announced plans to remake The Message, his controversial 1976 drama that sparked a fatal siege by protesters in Washington DC. The new version, entitled The Messenger of Peace, is currently still in development.
Now we all know how the Muslim people feel about Western influence in their lives so I have a feeling that this will NOT go over well. You do re-call the “OUTRAGE” and “VIOLENCE” associated with someone putting a drawing of Muhammad in a newspaper. All I’m Going to say is GET READY FOR THE PAIN!!!!!