In his upcoming book about Jesus, "Basic Instinct" director Paul Verhoeven will make the shocking claim that Christ probably was the son of Mary and a Roman soldier who raped her during the Jewish uprising in Galilee, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Verhoeven claims he and co-biographer Rob van Scheers have written the most realistic portrayal of Jesus ever published. The book, which also states that Christ was not betrayed by Judas Iscariot, will be published in the Netherlands by Amsterdam-based Meulenhoff in September, according to the Reporter. Verhoeven is in discussions for an English-language version.
Verhoeven, a Catholic, regularly attends the Jesus Seminar, which has called into question miracles and statements attributed to Jesus.