By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
Imperial residents Todd and Sonja Burpo’s new book, “Heaven Changes Everything,” was released this week.
The book addresses questions that people have asked following the release of “Heaven Is For Real” and “Heaven Is For Real For Kids.”
Written in large part by Sonja, it discusses a miscarriage the couple had, their experiences with son Colton, who had the heavenly experience that began the family’s journey, and “deals with difficult questions people have asked us,” Burpo said.
In the works now are a board book for toddlers, a Sunday School curriculum and DVD, and an idea for another book, to deal with abortion.
At present, the Burpos are working on a movie of “Heaven Is For Real.” Shooting for the movie may begin next spring, with a fall 2013 release, Burpo said.
Under Sony/Columbia Pictures, Joe Roth will be producer and Randall Wallace director. At present the screenplay is being completed, followed by cast selection.
Roth has produced over 40 films, such as Home Alone, and has been chairman of 20th Century Fox and Walt Disney Studios.
Wallace is a screenwriter, director, producer and songwriter who came to prominence by writing the screenplay for Braveheart. He has directed The Man in the Iron Mask, We Were Soldiers and Secretariat.