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Matthew Carnahan to Ignorantly Write "Zebra Murders"

Posted: September 24th, 2007 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Matthew Carnahan to Ignorantly Write "Zebra Murders"Submit Comment
Writer Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom, Lions for Lambs) spoke to RopeOfSilicon about his upcoming project, which is based on the Zebra Murders.

"In San Francisco, in the early '70s, six African American men from the Nation of Islam temple went around the city and were attacking white people at random," Carnahan explained. "They killed fifteen and wounded eight. These guys had the city of San Francisco in absolute terror."

While Carnahan seems very eager to get this project off the ground, I can already tell that his views of what happened are completely whacked. He states that two cops were instrumental in catching the murderers, who the story will focus on and who were African American themselves. According to him, they were "as infuriated and frustrated and pissed off for all the same reasons and all the same causes these guys from the Nation of Islam were."

How ignorant of a statement. The two officers dealt with racism, while the Zebra murders were committed so these six men of Islam can get into their version of heaven. Racism had very little to do with this, it was all religion-based. And to compare frustrated police officers to murderous fanatics, is completely ridiculous. But a story like this is something Hollywood loves. If they can justify the murders of Muslim fundamentalists and make some money in the process, everyone wins.

Either way, Carnahan believes this is "just such a little gem of a story. If I can put two sentences together I think hopefully people will want to be involved."

Source: RopeOfSilicon


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markmanuel18 writes:
on September 24th, 2007 at 12:48:50 PM

matt carnahan, is a brilliant writer, the truth might be tweaked but I have no doubt the script will be good, and the movie will be good if it falls in the hands of a good director.

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