This my friends has potential to be the next big film franchise. Now that Harry Potter is coming to an end, there is going to be a void of magical fantasy movie franchise. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and his Di Bonaventura Pictures has signed a deal to produce author Michael Scott's six part fantasy series, The Secrets of the Immortal Flamel.
According to Di Bonaventura,
Michael's fantastic series is a natural evolution from Harry Potter.
The story follows fifteen-year-old twins Sophie and Josh as they adventure across several continents with the immortal alchemyst of the title, Nicholas Flamel. Here is the product description from the Book:
He holds the secret that can end the world.
The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life.
The records show that he died in 1418.
But his tomb is empty.
The legend: 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. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won't know what's happening until it's too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it.
Sometimes legends are true.
And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.
Flamel was a French alchemist who was born in 1330, and he was included in the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
There are three books that have been released so far, The Alchemyst, The Magician and The Sorceress. The fouth book, The Necromancer, will be published in May of next year.
I think this series could really take off if it is done right. These people have to impress the hell out of me, because if this turns out to be yet another subpar attempt at a fantasy adventure franchise, I'm out. If your not sure what Di Bonaventura has produced, he most recently has worked on G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Transformers, and Salt. There really isn't much depth or story to G.I. Joe or Transformers. All we can hope for is that whoever is brought in to adapt these books doesn't decide to ruin the story with nonsense.
What are your thoughts on The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel being brought to life?