Making a movie is not easy, since there can be many inconveniences before you even start shooting. This can also happen to big stars like Will Smith who has failed to launch his new project.
During the Cannes Film Festival it was announced that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook production company has partnered with Netter Films and PalmStar Media to make the adaptation of The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho’s classic novel. When everything was ready to begin, they sent everyone home due to rights issues. This is revealed by a spokesperson:
“There was a gap in the normal execution of the transfer of production rights and, as a result, production entered a temporary shutdown. We look forward to getting back up and running with our amazing cast and crew as soon as the transfer of rights is complete, and we can get everyone back on set. ”
Kevin Scott Frakes will write and make this his directorial debut, plus Ryan Kreston will also be in charge of the story. The cast includes Tom Hollander (American Dad), Shohreh Aghdashloo (The Expanse), Sebastian De Souza (Skins), Jordi Mollà (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) and Ashraf Barhom (Clash of the Titans).
What is the story about?
Will Smith has made an interesting novel about a man named Santiago who is Andalusian and decides to travel to Egypt to find a hidden treasure. But beyond the story, this book inspires all those who read it, even each reader reaches their own conclusion about it. The success of the Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho is evident, as he has sold more than 85 million copies worldwide.
Hopefully Will Smith doesn’t have any more problems and can make the Alchemist movie.