Film on Prophet planned
Doha, November 2, 2009
An epic film about Prophet Mohammed backed by the producer of The Lord of the Rings and The Matrix is being planned with the aim of “bridging cultures”.
Filming of the $150 million English-language film is set to start in 2011 with American Barrie Osborne as its producer, Qatari media company Alnoor Holdings said.
The film – in which the Prophet would not be depicted, in accordance with Islamic rules – is in development and talks are being held with studios, talent agencies and distributors in the US and Britain, Alnoor said. - Reuters