MONTY Python legend Terry Jones says the team wouldn't dare make a religious satire today because 'religion is back with a vengeance'.
Jones directed the classic 1979 comedy Life of Brian, which attracted a good deal of criticism at the time.
But he says he would be too in fear for his life to make a similar film today.
The 69-year-old told the Radio Times: “At the time religion seemed to be on the back burner and it felt like kicking a dead donkey.
“It’s come back with a vengeance and we’d think twice about making it now. A similarly satirical film about Muslims? Probably not – looking at Salman Rushdie.”
Rushdie, the author of The Satanic Verses, was issued with death threats by Iran over his 1988 book.