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Oh I know he'd have to adapt the story to become a movie. But so little actually happens in it that it'd have to be adapted into something completely different. Which is why Prometheus has it shelved. That pretty much took the concept already so releasing a similar movie would have the people who didn't read the story calling foul over del Toro ripping off Prometheus.
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You may think this novel was only dangerous to Rushdie, but in fact more than 50 people died as a result of its publication -- or at least as a result of the extreme reaction of the Muslim community. First published in the United Kingdom in 1988, this novel, a magical realist work that includes a dream sequence about Muhammad, caused outrage among many Muslims who accused Rushdie of blasphemy. In 1989, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran issued a fatwa against the writer, ordering Muslims to kill him, a ruling that stayed in effect until 1998. Rushdie was bombarded with hate mail and death threats, and was forced to enter the British government's protection program. Meanwhile, despite Rushdie's apologies and written reaffirmations of his faith, several people were killed and injured in anti-Rushdie riots, including the book's Japanese translator, who was stabbed to death, and the Italian translator, who was gravely wounded but survived.