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Paulo Coelho on Will Smith producing The Alchemist adaptation: ‘Don’t wish to become involved in manufacturing, will watch it when it’s prepared’


Creator Paulo Coelho has cleared the air about his involvement within the display screen adaptation of his best-selling e-book The Alchemist. Coelho took to his Twitter deal with on Monday and shared that he’ll watch the film as an viewers.

The creator’s tweet comes after information emerged that Hollywood star Will Smith and spouse Jada Pinkett Smith have come on board to provide the mission underneath their banner Westbrook Studios, together with Netter Movies. The announcement befell on the Cannes Movie Competition earlier this month.

Paulo Coelho on Monday shared a information report about Will Smith introducing the teaser of The Alchemist’s adaptation. In a second tweet, the author added that he offered the rights of the e-book manner again in 1992. He tweeted, “As for #TheAlchemist as a film (earlier tweet): I’ve no information and I don’t wish to become involved within the manufacturing. I’ll watch it when it’s prepared. However I offered the rights in 1992, so “Maktub”… Evidently that I’m an enormous fan of Will Smith.”

The Hollywood Reporter not too long ago claimed that manufacturing on The Alchemist adaptation has come to a standstill as soon as once more because of monetary constraints. The report, nonetheless, quoted a manufacturing spokesperson who clarified that there wasn’t a monetary difficulty however fairly a rights-transfer difficulty, which is predicted to be resolved within the coming days.

The Alchemist adaptation stars Sebastian de Souza, Tom Hollander and Shohreh Aghdashloo within the lead roles. Kevin Frakes, whose firm PalmStar Media acquired the display screen rights of Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist, would direct the mission. The makers are eyeing a 2022 launch.



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