American Barrie Osborne, who also produced The Matrix, told Reuters the film would be an "international epic" aimed at "bridging cultures".Isn't that just incredibly ironic? It is considered blasphemy to depict the prophet, so they're are planning to come up with clever way to avoid him actually being onscreen. No, really!
Osborne says the film, which is being financed by a Qatar-based company, would feature English-speaking Muslim actors, although in keeping with Islamic law, it wouldn't actually depict the prophet on screen (which has got to be bad news for Tony Shalhoub, who'd normally be a shoo-in for the part). Osborne hopes the story of Muhammad would "educate people about the true meaning of Islam."If they get away with making a film where the main character is never actually seen, they'll really have made an epic movie.
I can't wait to see it. The true meaning of Islam... When Muhammad was in Mecca, he was very friendly and accommodating, because he was not yet powerful. At Medina he had gained power, and was then unforgiving in his persecution of the infidels. Charming. Consummating a marriage with a nine-year old. Can't wait to see how they'll handle that.