Less than a decade after producer Barry Osborne did the impossible and brought—with a little help from director Peter Jackson—the seemingly un-filmable Lord of the Rings trilogy to the big screen, his new project is also another epic: the life of the Prophet Muhammad. The US$150-million English language film is expected to go into production in 2011. There will be one major difference from most movies: because images of Muhammad are considered blasphemous, the film won’t actually depict the founder of Islam.
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A Hollywood producer takes on Prophet Muhammad
It’s only fair—Moses and Jesus already have their own biopics