Universal Pictures and Disruption Entertainment have scored the film rights to Eben Alexander's recent bestselling non-fiction work "Proof Of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into The Afterlife".
Alexander is a Harvard Medical School neurosurgeon and staunch scientist. Though a Christian, he did not believe in religious theories of the afterlife.
Several years ago he contracted a rare bacterial meningitis that penetrated his cerebro-spinal fluid and attacked his brain. Comatose for seven days in 2008, he awoke with a clear recollection of what he described as a journey to heaven.
Mary Parent and Cale Boyter will produce. Ryan Knighton ("Thick As Thieves") will pen the script.