After Innocence Of Muslims, 2 Possible Muhammad Pics On The Way

Innocence of Muslims

More Muhammad pics are in the planning stages and this time, they may include cinematic quality. By now, just about every filmmaker or aspiring filmmaker knows that it's a full-on major taboo to depict the Prophet Muhammad in a movie. That rule doesn't just apply to the recent low-budget video that appeared on YouTube, Innocence of Muslims, which didn't exactly depict the Muslim prophet in the best of light, but any depiction is absolutely forbidden among Muslims or anyone else for that matter, at least according to the raging crowds that have rioted for the past two weeks in front of American missions around the Muslim world. But while depictions of Muhammad have remained mostly absent in Hollywood and Western movies throughout the decades, the anti-Islam pic may have had the unintended (or not) effect of opening up a floodgate - or at least a trickle - as at least two filmmakers are looking to make separate pics featuring the prophet, and if all goes according to plan, their budgets will likely be higher.

Leading the next possible wave of Muhammad projects are two ex-Muslims who are developing biopics that will give critical takes on Muhammad, according to the Los Angeles Times.

L.A. based Palestinian filmmaker, Mosab Hassan Yousef, told the paper he has cast a "prominent Hollywood actor" to play Muhamad in a project he says has a proposed budget of $30 million. The story would center on the prophet from age 12 until his death and would be reminiscent of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ.

"My goal is to create this big mirror to show the Muslim world the true image of its leader," Yousef is quoted as saying. The one difference with the depiction of Jesus Christ, however, is that Yousef's take may be less of a glorified account of Muhammad than Gibson's Passion.

Yousef's book Son of Hamas tells of his journey from a "terrorist to Israeli spy to born-again Christian," according to L.A.T. He claims to not be 'anti-Muslim,' and says his mother is still a practicing member of the religion that claims 1.5 billion followers worldwide, but he apparently converted under the guidance of a radical Egyptian Christian - Father Zakaria Botros Henein - who has criticized Muhammad as a "pedophile and buffoon."

Even further along the way to becoming reality, is another film by an atheist raised in Iran, Ali Sina, which is said to be in pre-production and claims to have $2 million secured so far. Sina hopes to raise a total of $10 million for the project. Still untitled, the story will liken Muhammad to cult leaders Jim Jones or David Koresh. The Canadian resident plans to begin shooting the pic next year.

"We can bypass theaters completely and sell the movie online with a profit to a large number of people, especially Muslims," Sina said. "They can download it and watch it even if they are living in Karachi or Mecca or Medina."

Innocence of Muslims was actually not the first depiction of Muhammad in the West that incited violent reaction in the Muslim world. In 2005 and 2006, Danish publication Jyllands-Posten published a dozen cartoons that later sparked massive protests resulting in more than 100 deaths and the bombing of the Danish embassy in Pakistan in addition fires being set at the normally placid Scandinavian country's embassies in Syria, Lebanon and Iran. Its prime minister at the time described the controversy as Denmark's works international crisis since World War II.

[Source: Los Angeles Times]


  • aleef says:

    ok frank and all da other brothers and sisters.calm down.insulting each other wont lead to anything but hatred.instead try da bible it says dat da sun spins around da earth. oops did ur god make a mistake?get him glasses?
    Pissed u off rht?jesus and muhammad both were prophets.we cll Allah and u cll God..only da name is different.just like u may cll ur mom ma,momma etc
    doesnt mean u hav a lot ov mothers,only da names r different.:)
    may God bless us all

    • Frankie says:

      I can't find anything that says "da sun spins around da earth." Evidently, you're an idiot. Also, "Allah" is nothing but an ancient idol worshipped by a bunch of heathens. Oops! Did your ancestors never realize that they were a bunch of inbred idiots who worshipped nothing more than a piece of stone? Allah is useless. The GOD of the Israelites is the most powerful creature in existence. Wise up, boy.

  • Al Kikyurass says:

    Have you seen the new movie, "Broke-Back Muhammad?" It's about a homosexual prophet (Muhammad) who recruits 72 virgin boys to have sex with him.

  • aleef says:

    i dont get why u are so hyper.U stay wid ur religion and me with mine.becuz u dnt worship what i worship and what i worship u dont worship.
    i believe in 1 god and so do u.we are brothers not enemies.
    but to be clear brother scientist gallileo was arrested and so was copernicus by da church.why?becuz they said da earth moves around da sun.why were they arrested?becuz da church said their idea was against da bible dat said da solar system revolved earth 🙂
    u can research brother 🙂

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