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11.03.2009

LORD OF THE RINGS and MATRIX producer Barrie Osbourne thinks it’s time that the world got to know the good prophet Muhammad a little better. That's why he's going ahead with a $150M biopic of the man meant to "educate people about the true meaning of Islam."

Now, that’s all well and good, as religious leaders from Buddha to Jesus have all gotten their own feature films at some point, and Islam has been dragged through the mud a bit in recent years, but as I recall, isn’t there just a wee bit of a problem with this movie since Islamic law forbids images of Muhammad to exist? Yeahhh…

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."

It’s going to be pretty damn hard to highlight someone’s humanity when they’re not even allowed to be shown onscreen because they’re too holy, don’t you think? But I can’t wait to see how a Muhammad-less Muhammad movie actually comes to pass and just how much controversy it spawns. Good times all around I’m sure.

Extra Tidbit: What's the $150M being spent on? CGI-ing the Muhammad actor out of every scene?
Source: The Guardian

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4:00AM on 11/05/2009

tredding on thin ice

This movie is totally unnecessary because i think theres already a 3-4 part docu-series that came on NatGeo with wonderfully done reenactments detailing everything from the origins and impact of Islam as well as chronicling muhammad (P.B.U.H) life's.

Anytime Hollywood gets involved expect some kind of controvesy... Ah yes, the prophet muhammad (P.B.U.H) portrayed by Matthew "let me show my abs" Mconaughey... hey it worked for Jake in Prince of Persia, right?

The only director I can see
This movie is totally unnecessary because i think theres already a 3-4 part docu-series that came on NatGeo with wonderfully done reenactments detailing everything from the origins and impact of Islam as well as chronicling muhammad (P.B.U.H) life's.

Anytime Hollywood gets involved expect some kind of controvesy... Ah yes, the prophet muhammad (P.B.U.H) portrayed by Matthew "let me show my abs" Mconaughey... hey it worked for Jake in Prince of Persia, right?

The only director I can see handling this is Edward Zwick.
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3:14PM on 11/04/2009

cool

maybe its in first person?
maybe its in first person?
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8:58AM on 11/04/2009

riiiiiiiiiiiiiight

Good luck with that.
Good luck with that.
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3:54AM on 11/04/2009

Interesting, but...

The prophet can't be shown because it is considered a great sin for anyone to depict them. interestingly though, a movie very similar to this has already been done called 'The Message', which depicted Muhammad (pbuh) from the age of 40 till their passing on at the age of 63, which is when islam came about. they could just re-release that film. it starred Anthony Quinn, who was a great actor of his time.
The prophet can't be shown because it is considered a great sin for anyone to depict them. interestingly though, a movie very similar to this has already been done called 'The Message', which depicted Muhammad (pbuh) from the age of 40 till their passing on at the age of 63, which is when islam came about. they could just re-release that film. it starred Anthony Quinn, who was a great actor of his time.
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11:44PM on 11/03/2009
I'm not too sure about this and I don't see how this could even be pulled off.
I'm not too sure about this and I don't see how this could even be pulled off.
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6:13PM on 11/03/2009
If this is on par or close to Passion of the Christ, in terms of presenting the prophet and what he is all about, then that could be cool. But...why can't he be shown? People have eyes for a reason.
If this is on par or close to Passion of the Christ, in terms of presenting the prophet and what he is all about, then that could be cool. But...why can't he be shown? People have eyes for a reason.
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5:49PM on 11/03/2009
No thanks.
No thanks.
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5:46PM on 11/03/2009
No thanks.
No thanks.
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5:26PM on 11/03/2009
Wasn't it only a month or so ago that one schmoe was complaining about how this would never be made? Well you got your wish buddy!

But yeah, hopefully they don't cause outrage by actually depicting him on screen, I'm assuming they wouldn't be that stupid though.
Wasn't it only a month or so ago that one schmoe was complaining about how this would never be made? Well you got your wish buddy!

But yeah, hopefully they don't cause outrage by actually depicting him on screen, I'm assuming they wouldn't be that stupid though.
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5:17PM on 11/03/2009
Wasn't it only a month or so ago that one schmoe was complaining about how this would never be made? Well you got your wish buddy!

But yeah, hopefully they don't cause outrage by actually depicting him on screen, I'm assuming they wouldn't be that stupid though.
Wasn't it only a month or so ago that one schmoe was complaining about how this would never be made? Well you got your wish buddy!

But yeah, hopefully they don't cause outrage by actually depicting him on screen, I'm assuming they wouldn't be that stupid though.
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5:11PM on 11/03/2009

Also.....

I wonder who'll direct?

who do you think has the chops to make this?
I wonder who'll direct?

who do you think has the chops to make this?
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5:07PM on 11/03/2009

A movie on Islam

A movie about the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has been done before.

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Although I haven't seen this version from what I know the actors look into the camera and talk as if they are talking to the prophet.

There is so much that they could mention in the film that i dont see how a single film may do justice to the story. Maybe B.Osborne is planning a trilogy. this is after all Hollywood.

Also Islam forbids the depiction of all of gods Prophets (from Adam to Jesus, May
A movie about the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has been done before.

[link]

Although I haven't seen this version from what I know the actors look into the camera and talk as if they are talking to the prophet.

There is so much that they could mention in the film that i dont see how a single film may do justice to the story. Maybe B.Osborne is planning a trilogy. this is after all Hollywood.

Also Islam forbids the depiction of all of gods Prophets (from Adam to Jesus, May Peace be upon them all).

God willing that this film sheds light on Islam for all those who see it.

Happy blogging Guys!

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5:19PM on 11/03/2009
Yes it has, isn't it sad and curious the director of this film "The Message" Moustapha Akkad and his daughter Rima were killed by an Al-Qaeda suicide bomber in the 2005 Amman attacks. On a side note I always appreciated Moustapha's production dollars etc. for the "Halloween" film series.
Yes it has, isn't it sad and curious the director of this film "The Message" Moustapha Akkad and his daughter Rima were killed by an Al-Qaeda suicide bomber in the 2005 Amman attacks. On a side note I always appreciated Moustapha's production dollars etc. for the "Halloween" film series.
4:37PM on 11/03/2009
What the Hell? no one in film ever cares what Christian/Catholics think about the depictions in its various forms of Jesus...why cower to Muslim offence and outrage? Oh right! I remember why now! Those in the film industry are scared shitless of being killed! Thank God we're predominately a Christian nation-otherwise no one from the Hollywood sect would still be working,let alone -alive!"sigh"
What the Hell? no one in film ever cares what Christian/Catholics think about the depictions in its various forms of Jesus...why cower to Muslim offence and outrage? Oh right! I remember why now! Those in the film industry are scared shitless of being killed! Thank God we're predominately a Christian nation-otherwise no one from the Hollywood sect would still be working,let alone -alive!"sigh"
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5:24PM on 11/03/2009
Christians don't have a specific rule saying you shouldn't depict their prophet...what is it people don't get about that?
Christians don't have a specific rule saying you shouldn't depict their prophet...what is it people don't get about that?
3:06PM on 11/03/2009

"educate people about the true meaning of Islam."

Read "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali for a really intersting and real perspective on Islam.
Read "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali for a really intersting and real perspective on Islam.
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2:19PM on 11/03/2009
Should be interesting. And as long as Muhammad isn't being depicted on screen, there should be no backlash.
Should be interesting. And as long as Muhammad isn't being depicted on screen, there should be no backlash.
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1:32PM on 11/03/2009
Maybe it'll be done in a first-person shaky-cam perspective?
Maybe it'll be done in a first-person shaky-cam perspective?
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4:33PM on 11/03/2009
Brilliant!
Brilliant!
1:28PM on 11/03/2009
passion 2?
passion 2?
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