Laurence Fishburne Gives Hand at the Alchemist

Laurence Fishburne will adapt, direct and star in an adaptation of Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist"

"The Alchemist" is the title of the next film project that Laurence Fishburne will work on. Besides directing, he also will adapt and star in as well.

An adaptation of Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist," the film centers on Fishburne's role, Santiago, a well educated who had intended to be a priest.

A desire for travel, however, prompted him to become a shepherd instead. He's contented, but then he dreams twice about hidden treasure, and a seer tells him to follow the dream's instructions: got to Egypt's pyramids, where he fill find a treasure. Santiago makes it to the pyramids and there learns where his fortune is actually to be found.

Shooting on the film will take place next year in Dubai, with Jordan as one of its locations.



    Apr 13, 2009

    I wonder who they pick as santiago and i pray for it to be someone really good!!

    Jan 17, 2007

    Adaptations of novels are a part of film life. I wonder if Fishburne considered using his Morpheus-like personality as the alchemist, and casting someone younger as Santiago. I also wonder who is being considered for Fatima.

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