Clayton at the Weight of Glory fisks a interview with Ron Howard and Tom Hanks. As you would expect they take the line that this will help invoke dialogue on the subject, but no mention of the blasphemous aspect of the movie. Something that Methodist Ron Howard and Greek Orthodox Tom Hanks don’t seem to have a problem with.
TOM HANKS: But I think the movie may end up helping churches do their job. You know, if they put up a sign saying, "This Wednesday we’re discussing the gospel," 12 people show up. But if the sign says, "This Wednesday we’re discussing The Da Vinci Code," 800 people show up.
Hey great idea. Let us have movies that put the KKK in a positive light so that we can discuss racism. Or let us make movies that slander historical figures with outrageous lies to help out historians to do their job.