PG | | Biography, Drama, History
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Demand for this film escalated after the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States due to a prophecy presented in the film. Nostradamus supposedly predicted an attack on New York City by a Muslim fundamentalist.
But before continuing, let me warn you now that these predictions of the future are not at all comforting - and I might go on to add that these visions of the past, these warnings of the future, are not the opinions of the producers of this film. ...
Orson Welles states that King George VI was crowned in 1936. Although George VI inherited the British throne following the abdication of his elder brother Edward VIII on December 11, 1936, his coronation did not take place until May 12, 1937.
In 1991, NBC Television broadcast a truncated version of "The Man Who Saw Tomorrow". The broadcast was hosted in video segments by Charlton Heston (eliminating or re-recording the bulk of Orson Welles's narration). The film was updated to include examination of verses which may relate to the famine situation in Ethiopia (1984-85), the recent earthquakes in California (1988-89), and Saddam Hussein (1990-91).