Relativity Buys Film Rights to 'Bible Code' Book Series

1:02 PM PST 11/04/2010 by Gregg Kilday

 

Relativity Media has bought the film rights to Michael Drosnin's Bible Code series of books, which includes The Bible Code, Bible Code II: The Countdown and Bible Code III: Saving the World.

The studio will develop the series of books -- which warn of a coming Armageddon, but also offer prescriptions for how to prevent it -- into a tentpole film to be released in 2012.

Drosnin, a former reporter for the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, claims that the code is real and accurate. The code was purportedly found in the Bible by an Israeli scienetist and confirmed by a code breaker at the U.S. National Security Agency.

"The Bible Code series has been one of my favorites since the first installment was published," Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh said. "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."

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