20 June 2012
HUGE Movie News! Filming to Start 2013!
There is some sudden news hitting the net today regarding the film adaptation of the first book in the Nicholas Flamel series, The Alchemyst! Apparently, filming WILL begin in early 2013!
Below is the Official Press Release:
Los Angeles, CA – June 18, 2012 – Adelaide, Australia-based AMPCO Films has acquired the rights to “THE ALCHEMYST”, the first book in the series “THE SECRETS OF THE IMMORTAL NICHOLAS FLAMEL” by acclaimed author Michael Scott.
Michael Scott will write the screenplay with production commencing in February in Australia and New Zealand.
International Emmy-Award winning Mario Andreacchio (Captain Johnno, Napoleon, Paradise Found, The Dragon Pearl) of AMPCO Films along with Emmy-Award winning Konstantin Thoeren (Peter The Great, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Lili Marlene) will be producing.
Former COO of Imagenation Abu Dhabi, Stefan Brunner (Ghostrider: Spirit of Vengeance, The Double) is packaging the project and executive producing along with Scott and Barry Krost.
The deal was brokered and negotiated by Lawless Entertainment’s CEO Cathy Malatesta who will be co-executive producing. Michael Scott is represented by Barry Krost Management.
“THE ALCHEMYST” centers on the legendary 14th century French alchemist, Nicholas Flamel. Records show that he died in 1418, but it is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life and is still alive today.
Nicholas Flamel lives, but only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries.
The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects – the book of Abraham the Mage. In the wrong hands it will destroy the world. That's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Human kind won’t know what’s happening until it’s too late, and if the prophecy is right, teenage twins Sophie and Josh Newman will be the only ones with the power to save the world and they are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.
Producer Mario Andreacchio said: “Michael Scott has an incredible gift to combine his amazing story telling skills to entertain the heavily sought after young adult audience, while at the same time drawing on his very sophisticated and deep knowledge of mythology and history. He stunningly creates a modern world connected to the universe of creatures and monsters in an exciting tale for young adults.”
Michael Scott added: “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.”
Posted by hitmanjls on 20 June 2012 @ 2:33 AM EST
17 March 2012
New Production Consultants On Flamel Series
Lawless Entertainment announced, via there website's blog, that they have been named Worldwide Co-Production Consultants regarding film and television production for Michael Scott's "The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel" series.
The blog posting gave no real information about what plans Lawless has for the series, or any mentions of the Series' dealings with Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
One thing that is for sure, plans are indeed moving in the right direction.
Posted by hitmanjls on 17 March 2012 @ 4:18 PM EST
18 November 2009
*BREAKING NEWS* New Movie Deal Announced!!!
We have just been told by Michael Scott that he has just inked a new movie deal regarding the "Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel" series!!!
Michael has told us that he is teaming up with Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (IMDB page)to bring the book series to life on the big screen! Michael will serve as Executive Producer on the films.
Di Bonaventura is fresh off producing two of this summer's biggest films in Transformers 2 and G.I. Joe.
With this news we can certainly expect this to be a big budget film that will get a lot of attention from the movie industry!
This is truly exciting news for all Humani!
Visit our forum page where Michael first posted the news :HERE:
Variety is reporting :HERE:
Posted by hitmanjls on 18 November 2009 @ 6:26 PM EST