Howard Storm’s ‘My Descent Into Death’ to Be Adapted Into Movie

Howard Storm My Descent Into Death
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Alcon Entertainment has optioned film rights to Howard Storm’s book “My Descent Into Death,” a supernatural thriller dramatizing the author’s near-death experience.

Jinder Ho (“There,” “Past on Conversation”) will write the film adaptation. Mark Clayman (“The Pursuit of Happyness”) brought the book to Alcon and will produce along with Alcon principals Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

Carl Rogers will oversee the project with Alex Tompkins. Rogers, Alcon’s head of development, has been at the company since 2005.

Storm’s book, first published in 2000, details his experience in 1985, when he was awaiting emergency surgery and found himself out of his own body, looking down on the hospital room scene below. Rather than going “toward the light,” he found himself being torturously dragged to realms of darkness and death, and then to heaven before being transported back to earth with a new purpose.

Alcon’s upcoming projects include the road-trip comedy “Bastards,” now in post-production starring Owen Wilson and Ed Helms; and a sequel to “Blade Runner,” currently in pre-production with Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista starring.

Jinder is repped by CAA and Andrew Coles at The Mission.

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  1. jehanne says:

    It would do Hollywood well if they would not be so closed minded to reality, that is, God, heaven and hell. If they would not be so hostile towards believers. If they would tell the stories of absolutely undeniable miracles that have taken place in this past century. Not only would it save a lot of people from going horribly astray, it would save a lot of Hollywood itself because the money, beauty and time is going to run out and then comes horrible regret (all too often)

  2. Jim Kearney says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Howard Storm at an IANDS conference, for and about people with near death experiences. A nice and humble man. He wanted people to know that there IS a Hell, and we choose it by the way we live, AND that there is Mercy for us as well, which was shown in his rescue. The prophecies he was shown have been coming true all along. He wasn’t in Hell because he was an Atheist. He was in Hell because he LIVED as an Atheist, which was whoever dies with the most toys wins and screw the rest which he was open to doing himself if need be. I also met two women there who were Atheists BECAUSE of Religious abuse by family that badly used Religion as a weapon of fear and abuse. Jesus met them on the other side and showered them with love and Mercy. He told them he perfectly understood why they didn’t believe in God. They all came back very different than before they died. We can learn so much from them.

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