‘Proof Of Heaven’ Bestseller to be made into movie

Ick. Not my kind of movie. Eben Alexander’s book appeal to supernaturalists. Near Death Experiences is a hot topic these days.

Universal Acquires ‘Proof Of Heaven’; Bestseller About Dying Surgeon Who Glimpses Afterlife – Deadline.com.

Universal Pictures has won a bidding battle for movie rights to Proof Of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into The Afterlife, the runaway bestselling non-fiction book about a man who glimpsed the afterlife during a near death health crisis. Mary Parent and Cale Boyter will produce through Disruption Entertainment. Deal was six figures and three studios chased the book.

This entertainment piece noted that several studios wanted the right because of “its huge appeal to a faith-based readership.” Alexanders’s book has been a best seller. People really believe this stuff.

See our earlier pieces for more:

Neurosurgeon’s story of experiencing the afterlife.

Deep doubt and questions on Alexander’s “proof of Heaven” story.

Alexander pushing Heaven to people who don’t get how science works.

Tip: Jason Korbus

  7 comments for “‘Proof Of Heaven’ Bestseller to be made into movie

  1. February 27, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    I hear the working title is “Neurosurgeon: The Story of a Neurosurgeon.”

  2. February 27, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Can’t wait for the sequel, “Proof of Heaven II: The Appeal to Authority”

  3. Chris Howard
    February 27, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    I’m voting Keanu Reeves for the Role of Jesus, and Anthony Hopkins or Iliam Neson for the role of God.

  4. Chris Howard
    February 27, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Sorry, I change my mind. Tim Cury as God.

  5. February 27, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    The only true god would be played by Samuel L. Jackson. He comes equipped with his own bible quote.

  6. February 27, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Sounds more like a Lifetime movie or bad direct-to-DVD filler. Isn’t the heaven bit only a small portion of the book? Would the rest of the film be packed with over the top religious messages?

  7. February 28, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Will Scrooge and the ghost of Christmas future be in it?

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