Steven Spielberge filming the crusades?-Fiction!
Steven Spielberg is Planning a Film on the Crusades as a Response to The Passion.-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:Steven Spielberg is quoted as saying he's going to fight fire with fire and release a film on the Crusades in reaction to Mel Gibson's film The Passion.
The Truth:The eRumor is a hoax.
We don't know where it came from, but Steven Spielberg's office has released a statement saying it is "totally false" and that anyone who knows Spielberg also knows that he is "dedicated to doing what he can to rid the world of hatred and intolerance wherever it exists."
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Spielberg’s Answer to Gibsons Passion: I’m filming The Crusades !!!
Hollywood Mega-hit Producer and Director Steven Spielberg has decided to fight fire with fire. He’s announced that since Mel Gibson is fueling the fires of anti-semitism in the world with his movie about the last hours of Christ, Spielberg will make a graphic movie about the Crusades.
In order to get Jews and Moslems to convert to Christianity, Spielberg commented, Christians went through Europe and into the Middle East forcing conversions on non-believers. Along the way they raped, beat, bludgeoned, maimed, tortured and killed hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children. I will show Christian brutality in a realistic and most graphic and gory way. Spielberg went on to add that the movie will have a well-deserved anti-Christian tone. Lets face it, Gibson wants to blame the Jews for the death of one person we didnt even kill. I will show the inhuman brutality of thousands of Christians against hundreds of thousands of people of other faiths, about which historically there is no ambiguity as to who is to blame.
Spielberg said that if this movie is successful, he is likely to follow it up with The Spanish Inquisition,
a historical film on the torture and murder of the Jews of Spain by the Catholic Church.. To complete the trilogy,
Spielberg announced, in 2006 I will be filming Hitler and the Pope: A Team Formed in Hell.. That should generate some heated debate.