New Line Cinema has made a deal for Michael Scott-penned fantasy series The Immortal Nicholas Flamel, according to Variety. Mark Burnett will produce what he and the studio hope will be a six-picture franchise.
Burnett, the producer of reality shows Survivor, The Apprentice and Rock Star, used his own money to land the book series rights in an auction held in the early fall. The studio and Burnett will set a writer to adapt The Alchemyst, the first title in a series to be published by Random House Children's Books next May.
Two teenage twins find themselves in the adventure of a lifetime when legendary alchemist Nicholas Flamel loses a book holding secrets that could spell the doom of humanity if the tome falls into the wrong hands.