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Scott on April 23, 2008 at 10:36 am

Paul Verhoeven, the guy who brought us entertaining fare like RoboCop, Starship Troopers and Total Recall and who also brought the world the laughable and abysmal flop Showgirls, has decided to put pen-to-paper and write a biography of Jesus.

I guess there must have been a lack of good story ideas out there to turn into film.

Verhoeven claims the book, titled “Jesus of Nazareth: A Realistic Portrait,” is the end result of over 20 years of research which, among other things, has lead him to the conclusions that Jesus was born as the result of Mary being raped by a Roman solider and that Judas Iscariot had nothing to do with betraying Jesus.

It took him TWENTY YEARS to come up with this stuff? Shoot, I could have found the same claims on the internet in 20 minutes! I wonder if he will use some of these other oldies but goodies:

- Jesus didn’t die on the cross. He had mastered the art of deep meditation and was in a trance.

- Jesus didn’t die on the cross but was given a concentrated potion that put him in a deep sleep/coma.

- Jesus was never crucified and never died. A body double was used and Jesus went off to live in India.

- Jesus was an alien.

Whatever, dude! I just can’t wait until 2009 when the book is translated into English. In the meantime, I guess I’ll grab my old copy of Chariot of the Gods and start reading through that again. Of course, I also hear the next Dan Brown book, The Solomon Key, is coming out soon! I guess the wait for Verhoeven’s book won’t be too bad.

Paul Verhoeven

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