A feature film based on Irish writer Michael Scott's best-selling book ‘The Alchemyst’ is set to go into production next February.
Australia-based AMCPO Films has bought the film rights to the fantasy novel and is financing and producing the film, which will be shot in Australia and New Zealand.
Dubliner Scott will pen the screenplay, adapting the first title in his six-book series ‘The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.’ The final book in the series, ‘The Enchantress’, was released last month.
Speaking about the forthcoming feature, Scott said: “I immediately responded to the producer’s vision in bringing the first book in the series to life. We’ve assembled a wonderfully creative team, whom I know will bring ‘The Alchemyst’ to the big screen.”
‘The Alchemyst’ outlines the story of a 14th century French alchemist Nicholas Flamel, who discovered the elixir of eternal life and is still alive today. The secret to immortality is hidden in a book that, in the wrong hands, could destroy the world. When Dr John Dee steals the book, 15-year-old twins Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save mankind.
Emmy-Award winner Mario Andreacchio (The Dragon Pearl) of AMPCO Films along with Emmy-Award winning Konstantin Thoeren (Peter The Great) will produce.
Former COO of Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Stefan Brunner (Ghostrider: Spirit of Vengeance) will executive produce along with Scott and Barry Krost.
All six of Scott’s titles in the series have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list and the series is now published in 37 countries and translated into 25 languages.