Universal has acquired the rights to the non-fiction book Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into The Afterlife (let’s hope the title will be just Proof of Heaven). Definitely an interesting story, written by Dr. Eben Alexander, which tells the story of a man who glimpsed the afterlife during a near death health crisis. Sounds promising.
Unfortunately, at this moment no director is attached to the project, but we do know that the film will be written by Ryan Knighton and produced by Mary Parent and Cale Boyter.
Alexander’s Proof of Heaven has topped The New York Times bestseller list since it was published in late October by Simon & Schuster, and as they already say – this story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. Reading it will change your life. Here’s the official description:
“Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress. Then, Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness.
The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back. Alexander’s recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence.
There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself. Alexander’s story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.”
We’ll keep an eye on Proof of Heaven, make sure you stay tuned for more!