Did you know: Hollywood wants Muslim cleric to vet script

Film-makers are terrified of inciting further retribution against America over a string of new Bin Laden films.


Ians September 25, 2012

Film-makers in Hollywood are terrified of inciting further retribution against America over a string of new films showing the US mission to kill Osama Bin Laden.

The shooting for two films is complete and they are scheduled for release before Christmas, with a third awaiting the go-ahead. All are under scrutiny after protests across the Islamic world and the killing of the US ambassador in the Libyan city of Benghazi over the anti-Islam US film on Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), according to the Daily Express.

At least one fearful studio has asked an Islamic cleric to vet its script. Senior executives at another studio have entered into intense briefing sessions with US State Department officials to minimise or expunge any content which otherwise might be viewed as offensive.

Filmmakers are worried that fundamentalists could target cinemas where the films are playing, with one admitting: “We are even asking if we dare release anything on this subject.”

Published in The Express Tribune, September 26th, 2012.

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COMMENTS (12)

Stella | 8 years ago | Reply

So we are to trust this 'news' which provides no details, no sources, and no references to the alleged producers or clerics involved with vetting scripts? This 'author' is an anonymous writer who doesn't even have a profile on this website. This is a journalistic as the water cooler rumor mill (the only difference being that water cooler gossip can at least be verified and traced to an accountable source).

If you are willing to believe IANS 'reporting', than I've got a bridge to sell you...

Bigshaker | 8 years ago | Reply

This article is ridiculous. Who are the fearful studios, executives, filmmakers, State Department officials, and Muslim cleric? Not a single name is mentioned, not even the titles of the films. There isn't a single detail noted.

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