You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

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

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.

More Film

  • Vivien Leigh

    Vivien Leigh Biopic in Works From 'Feud: Betty and Joan' Writers (EXCLUSIVE)

    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 […]

  • Bill Nighy

    Film News Roundup: Bill Nighy, Jack Lowden to Star in Comedy 'Made in Italy'

    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 […]

  • Busan: Director Kamila Andini on Balancing

    Busan: Director Kamila Andini on Balancing Motherhood and Filmmaking

    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 […]

  • VidAngel logo

    VidAngel Declares Bankruptcy to Put Copyright Fight on Hold

    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 […]

  • Morgan Freeman Colin Powell

    Morgan Freeman to Play Colin Powell in Biopic

    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 […]

  • Channing Tatum

    Channing Tatum Pulls Sexual Abuse Movie, Cutting Ties With Weinstein Company

    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 […]

  • DSCF3404.raf

    Los Angeles Feature Film Production Increases 7.6% in Third Quarter

    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 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content