Dr. Bob Beltz is a consultant for the owner of Walden Media. He’s now working on bringing another C.S. Lewis classic to the big screen with The Great Divorce. It has the potential to be a fantastic film. It’s got the solid foundation of C.S. Lewis behind it, and if done well, could be a film classic. Dr. Beltz wrote about it on his blog on Examiner.
The Great Divorce: Beloved Pictures is a new independent film company that is developing films that have positive, redemptive stories. They have acquired the rights to develop this C. S. Lewis’ classic. I’ve been brought on as an Executive Producer and creative consultant. If you are not familiar with the book, The Great Divorce is the story of a busload of people from the grey town (a kind of purgatory/hell) that are taken on a trip to heaven. When published in 1946 it was considered by some to be a sequel to Lewis’ Screwtape Letters. The principles at Beloved hope to have a director attached in the next couple of weeks. They currently are in the difficult process of finding investors who believe enough in this kind of film to fund the development and production of the project.