In a story from Variety, Paradox Entertainment has picked up the movie rights to Chariots of the Gods.

The film will be based on Erich von Daniken's 1968 bestseller that claimed "Earth was visited by aliens." The book delves into the idea that aliens have been visiting various civilizations for some time now.

The property has sold 68 million copies worldwide. It was the subject of a 1974 documentary.

Evan Jacobs