By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire November 4, 2010 at 8:56AM
Relativity Media has nabbed film rights to best-selling author Michael Drosnin's "Bible Code" series, with plans to develop the books into a tentpole film to be released in 2012.
The series is based on a 3,000 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, which has, according to Drosnin, successfully predicted President Barack Obama's election, and the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO of Relativity is a fan, gushing in a press release: "The 'Bible Code' series has been one of my favorites since the first installment was published. 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."
Drosin could not be more thrilled, stating: "I think Ryan is the best producer in Hollywood to make this movie. He understands it’s a great adventure, with the ultimate cosmic twist."