Barrie Osborne producer of films such as The Matrix, Face Off and the Lord of the Rings trilogy is planning to make a big-screen biopic of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, with a $150 million (about £91 million) budget to make this happen. Osbourne spoke to Reuters that he envisions his new movie as “an international epic production aimed at bridging cultures. The film will educate people about the true meaning of Islam.

At the moment the film is untitled,  the film will reportedly feature English-speaking Muslim actors. It is backed by the Qatar-based production company Alnoor Holdings, who have installed the Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi to oversee all aspects of the shoot. In accordance with Islamic law, the prophet will not actually be depicted on screen. Osbourne is planning to have the film in front of the cameras by 2011.

The film will shed light on the Prophet’s life since before his birth to his death,” Ahmed Abdullah Al-Mustafa, Alnoor’s chairman, told al-Jazeera. “It will highlight the humanity of Prophet Muhammad.

If this film is done right with respect for muslims’ beliefs it could do a great deal of help wiping away alot of the ignorence the western world has towards Islam, if it’s done wrong it could be a disaster!