March 25, 2011
'Expelled' Writer Tackles One Hell of a Movie
Kevin Miller explores questions about hell in a new documentary, due sometime in 2012
Kevin Miller apparently isn't afraid of controversy. A few years ago, he co-wrote the script for Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, a documentary which examined "academic freedom" -- specifically, why college profs who believed in intelligent design weren't allowed to teach it, or even mention it in some cases.
Now, in the wake of the Rob Bell conversations about free will, destiny, universalism, and the existence of hell, Miller is tackling the underworld itself in an upcoming documentary called Hellbound? (And yes, the question mark is part of the title.)
“While recent challenges to the traditional view of hell are grabbing headlines, most people recognize this controversy is nothing new,” Miller says in a recent press release. “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.”
Miller adds, “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.”
The film will go into production this summer, wrap in the fall, and likely be released sometime in 2012,.