Thompson is looking to go into production before the end of the year on “The Ether” as a possible franchise starter. He’s beginning to hold meetings with actors and directors.
The book, the first in a series of three novels by Laurice Elehwany Molinari, centers on a 12-year-old boy who — while living a seemingly ordinary life — discovers his true identity as a guardian angel. He begins his training under archangels and battle the forces of Evil in the Ether, the spiritual realm that surrounds the earth, while still living in suburbia.
Zonderkidz, a division of Zondervan, which is part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, published the book last month.
Thompson’s a longtime manager and producer on such TV biopics as “Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter,” “And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story,