Kevin Miller, best known for co-writing the controversial Ben Stein vehicle "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," takes on hell in an upcoming documentary that goes into production this summer.
“While recent challenges to the traditional view of hell are grabbing headlines, most people recognize this controversy is nothing new,” says Miller. “For centuries, people have wondered, if God is our pure, all-loving Creator, how can he allow billions of sinners to suffer for eternity in hell? Is it possible we’ve got hell wrong? Or are recent attempts to find a way around traditional teachings on hell a vain attempt to avoid the inevitable? These are the questions I want to explore.”
So far, the hell debate has taken place primarily in books, seminaries and on the Internet. But Miller plans to bring the controversy to the big screen when he begins production on "Hellbound?" this summer.
“Rather than endorse or exclude a particular position, I’m interested in talking to leading voices on all sides of the debate to discover how the various perspectives on hell developed and what our beliefs about hell reveal about God, the Bible and, ultimately, ourselves.”
Although Miller has written or co-written numerous documentaries—including three feature-length projects slated for release later this year—"Hellbound?" will be his first foray into helming an entire production. In addition to writing the film, he will also direct and produce. “This is something I’ve dreamed about doing for years,” says Miller. “My experience on several other projects has finally put me in a position where I’m ready to take on this new challenge.”
Production on "Hellbound?" will wrap in the fall, with a projected release date in early 2012.