I am fearful of the film having an N2I cant, given that Yusuf Al Qaradawi will work as the film's theological consultant.
The previous film made on the Holy Apostle, Mustafa Akkad's "The Message", was made with the approval of Al Azhar and the Shi'ite Council of Lebanon. As such, it contained some disputable points, like the demonization of Hadrat Hind, the wife of Hadrat Abu Sufyan who has been vilified in history just because she was the mother and grandmother of Hadrat Muawiyah and Hadrat Yazeed respectively. The gory incident attributed to her, that of eating the raw liver of the just martyred Hadrat Hamza, is nothing more than a cheap hoax. Unfortunately, this myth was further perpetuated in the “The Message”.
The Message had other disputable aspects, like the repetition of the old myth that the Apostle was terrified and numbed from his experience with Gabriel, and that it was Hadrat Khadija’s Christian cousin Waraqa ibn Nawfal who convinced the Sahaba that Muhammad was the Messenger promised in the Bible (yet, puzzlingly, Waraqa never went on to accept Islam).
I hope Osborne’s film is better in its judgment of the Sahaba, and more successful in imparting the pristine message of the Qur’an.