We’re not going to do anything that’s insulting to the culture that we come from. But 99.9% of movies made in Hollywood are released here in Abu Dhabi and don’t insult anybody. I don’t think that’s an issue. For the kinds of stories we want to make, we’re not going to have to go there (to R rated territory). Most successful movies in the financial sense have been G and PG: Star Wars, Gandhi, Lord of the Rings.
Q: Would you back a major production like a Lord of the Rings? A: I don’t think we’ll be in the studio business of launching $200 million summer tentpole movies and hoping against hope they succeed. Q: What’s your favorite movie of the past few years? A: I loved Gandhi. I love movies like Chariots of Fire. Dances with Wolves. Star Wars. I like comedies. I couldn’t sit through Borat. We won’t be making Borat 2.And somewhere at the end of a long, thirsty queue in the desert, Rupert Murdoch softly cries.