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Movie About Mohammed to Be Made. He Won't Be Shown

Postby JTWood » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:55 am

TimesOnline.com wrote:In Hollywood terms, it was the greatest story almost never told - until now.

With Middle Eastern money becoming an increasingly powerful cog in the global entertainment industry, it was perhaps inevitable that, sooner or later, someone would embark on a mega-budget epic about the life of the Prophet Mohammed.

That moment has arrived thanks to a wealthy Qatari media company which has put together a team featuring a crack Hollywood producer and a Muslim cleric who is banned from visiting Britain to bring the project to life.

Plans for the $150million English-language biopic were announced at the close of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival in Qatar on Sunday. The narrative will run from the years before the Prophet’s birth through to his death but there will be one conspicuous break from conventional biopic methods: in accordance with Islamic tradition the film will not represent the Prophet himself or direct members of his family.
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There has been one substantial attempt at tackling the same subject matter before. The Message, a 1977 film about the Prophet starring Anthony Quinn, sparked riots in the US in which two people died, even though it respected the tradition of not representing the Prophet himself. The film is currently being remade as The Messenger of Peace.

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Re: Movie About Mohammed to Be Made. He Won't Be Shown

Postby ayebatter » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:00 am

Well that's stupid, if I want to see what he looks like, all I have to do is google image mohammed. :-b
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Re: Movie About Mohammed to Be Made. He Won't Be Shown

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:37 am

ayebatter wrote:Well that's stupid, if I want to see what he looks like, all I have to do is google image mohammed. :-b

burn google!!! ImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Movie About Mohammed to Be Made. He Won't Be Shown

Postby knapplc » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:58 am

Think of the challenge of making a movie without showing the protagonist. If done correctly (and I have no idea what "correctly" is) it could be a brilliant movie. It's a story that is long overdue in the West.
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Re: Movie About Mohammed to Be Made. He Won't Be Shown

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:07 pm

knapplc wrote:Think of the challenge of making a movie without showing the protagonist. If done correctly (and I have no idea what "correctly" is) it could be a brilliant movie. It's a story that is long overdue in the West.


maybe they can do it like that lame Comedy Central show Secret Girlfriend, where you the viewer are the protagonist
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Re: Movie About Mohammed to Be Made. He Won't Be Shown

Postby ayebatter » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:33 pm

I'd like to see it with Bob Newhart in a one man show, with mohammed on the no talking side of the telephone. ;-D
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Re: Movie About Mohammed to Be Made. He Won't Be Shown

Postby mweir145 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:46 pm

So is he going to be like Wilson from Home Improvement? :-B
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Re: Movie About Mohammed to Be Made. He Won't Be Shown

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:38 pm

mweir145 wrote:So is he going to be like Wilson from Home Improvement? :-B

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Re: Movie About Mohammed to Be Made. He Won't Be Shown

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:00 pm

Mohammad is the most commonly used name on Earth. Read a book for once.
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Re: Movie About Mohammed to Be Made. He Won't Be Shown

Postby Madison » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:14 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
ayebatter wrote:Well that's stupid, if I want to see what he looks like, all I have to do is google image mohammed. :-b

burn google!!! ImageImageImageImageImage

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Bing and decide.

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I do find the movie idea interesting though. $150 million budget is quite a bit and obviously quite a few people would go see it, but I don't know if the general American public will spend money on it. I'd venture a guess that they will easily make back that $150 million once worldwide revenue is factored in, so it doesn't seem too risky of a type of movie to make.
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