Coelho is one of the greatest writers of our time. His novels always top the international sales charts and the man is considered to be a living legend. As for The Alchemist, it’s his most popular story to date, and it’s about time the film industry paid attention to it. So, when is The Alchemist movie release date 2018? It’s definitely coming next year, even though the exact date is not set yet. Sources report that late winter is most likely when it’s going to come out.
A quick fact: 65+ million copies of the book have been sold all around the world, and people are still finding new meaning in the master’s work. Back in 2003 – 15 years ago – Warner Bros officially bought the rights to make a movie; unfortunately, that project was destined to fail at conception. Rumors claim the production team had problems with the script and couldn’t make it work.
Trying To Find The Perfect Balance
Now, it’s not really that easy to turn an adventure/fantasy novel with a strong message into a big-time Hollywood blockbuster. And the company had been struggling with finding just the right balance between an epic banger and an intimate, heart-warming tale. Initially, the producers wanted a grandiose battle involving 10K people, but that is not really what the novel is about.
Coelho himself states several times that he was against the idea of turning his book into a movie. And he even offered two million dollars to buy the project back. Ok, what about The Alchemist DVD release date? It’s a bit early to talk about it, but you can rest assured that it will arrive late spring/early summer 2019.
Two Black Artists Spearheading The Project
The story follows Santiago, a shepherd from Spain who leaves everything he knows and loves behind and embarks on a life-changing journey. He travels all the way to Egypt to find a hidden treasure. Along the way, he meets several spiritual guides and learns more about himself than he ever knew before. The fans have been waiting for the movie industry to deliver a masterpiece adaptation, but, after WB failed, they almost lost hope.
Thankfully, Mr. Laurence Fishburne took over the project and announced that he will both direct and play a leading role. With a budget of 60mil and a hard-boiled team of professionals (PalmStar Media among them) the man believes he’s got what it takes to pull this nearly impossible task off. Coelho himself gave his blessing to this new adaptation and praised Fishburne’s endeavors. In 2015, Idris Elba joined the project to portray Santiago. With The Alchemist official release date in 2018 set, we believe next year will be worth looking forward to.