Matrix producer plans Muhammad biopic
Barrie Osborne, part of the Oscar-winning team behind the Lord of the Rings films, says the new production ‘will educate people about the true meaning of Islam’
Producer Barrie Osborne cast Keanu Reeves as the messiah in The Matrix and helped defeat the dark lord Sauron in his record-breaking Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Now the Oscar-winning American film-maker is set to embark on his most perilous quest to date: making a big-screen biopic of the prophet Muhammad. Budgeted at around $150m (£91.5m), the film will chart Muhammad’s life and examine his teachings. Osborne told Reuters that he envisages it as “an international epic production aimed at bridging cultures. The film will educate people about the true meaning of Islam”.(Source)
I’ve seen the 1967 “The Messenger” version and thought it was pretty ok but a bit hard to follow at times. Maybe I was too young to appreciate it then. Theres another series currently airing on Islam channel in the UK which is similar although I don’t think it started from as far back as the birth of Muhammed (pbuh). This should be interesting, when it eventually goes into production.