AMPCO Films to Adapt Fantasy Novel THE ALCHEMYST; Production Begins in February

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Good news, everyone: a movie written by Michael Scott is being developed! Bad news for fans of The Office: It’s not “Threat Level Midnight.” Rather, Michael Scott the Irish author will script an adaptation of The Alchemyst, the first novel in his acclaimed young adult series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, for Australia’s AMPCO Films. In the book, twins Josh and Sophie Newman discover that Josh’s bookstore-owning bosses are actually a famed 14thC alchemist and his wife, who have been cheating death for centuries with a magic elixir. When the codex they need to make the potion is stolen by the villainous John Dee, the foursome team up to get it back and foil Dee’s apocalyptic plans.

The series is comprised of six titles in total, with the final entry, The Enchantress, having hit shelves in May. Production on the film is slated to get rolling next February in Australia and New Zealand. It’s an intriguing premise, but I’d still rather see Agent Michael Scarn on the silver screen, tears streaming down his face as he strangles an innocent speed skater with the American flag. Hit the jump for the full press release.

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Acquires the NICOLAS FLAMMEL Series, Which is Being Called “The Next HARRY POTTER”

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Lorenzo di Bonaventura is a power-hitting producer in Hollywood.  He produced both Transformers movies and one of the summer’s surprise hits G.I. Joe.  He’s currently working on Salt starring Angelina Jolie and Red which stars Bruce Willis and pretty much everyone else in Hollywood.  According to IMDb, Di Bonaventura has 31 other projects in development and he’s about to make it 32-38 as he’s just acquired the six-part fantasy series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, which has been compared to the Harry Potter series.  Hit the jump for more details.

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