Fans are understandably excited about a sadly nonexistent movie about producer The Alchemist following word that rights for Paulo Coelho’s 1988 book, titled The Alchemist, had gone to Legendary Entertainment.
This week, Variety reported that Legendary was developing a movie adaptation of the internationally known allegorical novel with TriStar Pictures and Palmstar Media. Currently attached to the project is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Enola Holmes writer Jack Thorne. This is not the first time an adaptation of Coelho’s story has been put in motion.
Naturally, news of the deal was met with immediate mentions of legendary producer and artist The Alchemist, who has nothing to do with the book or the potential film. Still, fans were quick to playfully join in by sharing key moments from his discography that would be particularly powerful to have cinematically recreated.
Meanwhile, some took the news as an opportunity to ponder who might play other key figures in a hypothetical Alchemist biopic. One fan, for example, proposed Stanley Tucci as The Alchemist himself.
At the time of this writing, Alchemist had not yet publicly addressed any of this. This Friday, his and Earl Sweatshirt's 11-song Voir Dire project receives a wide rollout on all streaming platforms following its initial limited release.