Four-year-old Colton lived in Nebraska and had to undergo a serious last-minute appendectomy. Strangely enough, the medical intervention kicked off a series of adventures.
During the surgery, doctors declared Colton medically dead for three minutes. But he said went to Heaven and met relatives he had never seen before.
His story was published in a book in 2010 that soon became a New York Times best-seller. Today, more than 10 million copies have been sold throughout the world.
Now Colton's story makes it to the big screen with a movie that, accordinf to its director, focuses on the future.
Director and Screenplay
"There are going to be people immediately who are skeptical. I certainly am and have been with different elements of the story and examining what happened in the book, what the characters said happened, what they believed happened, what the reported experiencing. I questioned everything about that. But every person would look at this story, every person who watches this movie, would come away with questions as well as with answers.”
'Heaven Is for Real' premiered during Holy Week and reached the number 2 spot at the box office in the United States.