Prophet Mohammed series worth $1 billion planned

Prominent Qatar-based Sunni cleric Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, head of the Association of Muslim Scholars, will lead research on the film and serve as technical consultant on the project.

Prophet Mohammed series worth $1 billion planned

World Bulletin / News Desk

A movie series on the life of Prophet Mohammed with a budget of $1 billion has been planned by a Qatar-based firm. 

The company said the film will be in English and will be translated into several different languages.

The biopics will be produced as a series of "seven films -- instead of three films as per an earlier announcement -- with a total budget of $1 billion," Alnoor chairman Ahmed Al-Hashemi said in a statement.

The company said "the team of experts has finished writing the scenario after overcoming numerous artistic and dramatic challenges."

Alnoor announced in 2009 that it was seeking financing for the film series, to be produced by Barrie Osborne, a Hollywood veteran of more than 40 years whose credits include Lord of the Rings and The Matrix.

The Prophet himself will not appear in the films, out of respect for Islamic traditions forbidding images of him.

Prominent Qatar-based Sunni cleric Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, head of the Association of Muslim Scholars, will lead research on the film and serve as technical consultant on the project.

Last Mod: 19 Aralık 2012, 13:45
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