Relativity Media has purchased film rights to Michael Drosnin’s best-selling “Bible Code” series and plans to develop the books into tentpole film to be released in 2012, the company announced on Thursday.
The deal includes the New York Times bestsellers “The Bible Code" and “Bible Code II: The Countdown,” as well as the latest book in the series, “Bible Code III: Saving the World,” which warns of the real Armageddon and how it can be prevented.
The series is based on a 3000 year-old code in the Bible found by a top Israeli scientist and confirmed by a senior code breaker at the U.S. National Security Agency. The code purports to reveal momentous historical events and predict the future, including notable world events such as the election of President Barack Obama, the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Drosnin, a former reporter for the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, asserts that the code is real and continues to be accurate. Whether the code is real or not, its predictions draw interest from both believers and non-believers alike.
"The 'Bible Code' series has been one of my favorites since the first installment was published,” said Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh. “As a science junkie, realizing that the statistical probability that the code could be accurate is nearly impossible makes this an incredible story that must be told."
“I think Ryan is the best producer in Hollywood to make this movie,” said the author Drosnin. “He understands it’s a great adventure, with the ultimate cosmic twist.”