Relativity Media announced today that it has purchased film rights to best-selling author Michael Drosnin's "Bible Code" series, including "The Bible Code," "Bible Code II: The Countdown," both top New York Times best-sellers, and the newest in the series, "Bible Code III: Saving the World," which warns of the real Armageddon, but also tells how we can prevent it. 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 US National Security Agency. It reveals momentous historical events, and predicts the future. The code has reputedly predicted world events such as the election of President Barack Obama, the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The studio will develop the series of books into a tentpole film to be released in 2012.
Drosnin, a former reporter for the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, asserts that the code is real and continues to be accurate. He is also a three-time New York Times best-selling author. His Bible Code series is a global phenomenon, and his predictions draw interest from both believers and non-believers alike. Some read his books as novels, while others see his findings as worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize.
"The Bible Code series has been one of my favorites since the first installment was published," said Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO of Relativity. "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."