The first fictional work from best-selling "The Power of Now" author Eckhart Tolle will be filmed by Peace Arch Entertainment and Emmy-nominated producer Barnet Bain.
The children’s book, "Milton’s Secret: An Adventure of Discovery Through Then, When, and the Power of Now," was Tolle’s first work of fiction, co-written with Robert S. Friedman.
Donald Martin ("Dim Sum Funeral") is adapting the book about a boy who discovers that his pre-teen fears, shaky parental relationships, confidence issues and schoolyard bullying are preventing him from finding true happiness through living in the Now.
Peace Arch Entertainment ("The Tudors") and Barnet Bain Films will produce "Milton’s Secret," with Tolle, Friedman and Constance Kellough as executive producers.
Bain said in a statement, “We get to tell this inspiring story and, at the same time, help as many people as we can — kids and parents — to stop stressing and start living.“ Bain previously directed "The Lost & Found Family," which was acquired by Sony for a fall release.
Canadian spiritual teacher Tolle’s nonfiction books "The Power of Now" and "A New Earth" have sold more than 11 million copies.