20 June 2012
HUGE Movie News! Filming to Start 2013!
There is some sudden news hitting the net today regarding the film adaptation of the first book in the Nicholas Flamel series, The Alchemyst! Apparently, filming WILL begin in early 2013!
Below is the Official Press Release:
Los Angeles, CA – June 18, 2012 – Adelaide, Australia-based AMPCO Films has acquired the rights to “THE ALCHEMYST”, the first book in the series “THE SECRETS OF THE IMMORTAL NICHOLAS FLAMEL” by acclaimed author Michael Scott.
Michael Scott will write the screenplay with production commencing in February in Australia and New Zealand.
International Emmy-Award winning Mario Andreacchio (Captain Johnno, Napoleon, Paradise Found, The Dragon Pearl) of AMPCO Films along with Emmy-Award winning Konstantin Thoeren (Peter The Great, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Lili Marlene) will be producing.
Former COO of Imagenation Abu Dhabi, Stefan Brunner (Ghostrider: Spirit of Vengeance, The Double) is packaging the project and executive producing along with Scott and Barry Krost.
The deal was brokered and negotiated by Lawless Entertainment’s CEO Cathy Malatesta who will be co-executive producing. Michael Scott is represented by Barry Krost Management.
“THE ALCHEMYST” centers on the legendary 14th century French alchemist, Nicholas Flamel. Records show that he died in 1418, but it is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life and is still alive today.
Nicholas Flamel lives, but only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries.
The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects – the book of Abraham the Mage. In the wrong hands it will destroy the world. That's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Human kind won’t know what’s happening until it’s too late, and if the prophecy is right, teenage twins Sophie and Josh Newman will be the only ones with the power to save the world and they are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.
Producer Mario Andreacchio said: “Michael Scott has an incredible gift to combine his amazing story telling skills to entertain the heavily sought after young adult audience, while at the same time drawing on his very sophisticated and deep knowledge of mythology and history. He stunningly creates a modern world connected to the universe of creatures and monsters in an exciting tale for young adults.”
Michael Scott added: “I immediately responded to the producer’s vision in bringing the first book in the series to life. We’ve assembled a wonderfully creative team, whom I know will bring “THE ALCHEMYST” to the big screen.”
6 June 2012
The Enchantress Best Selling Lists
We've compiled a number of Best Sellers Lists out there to show you how well the last book in the Nicholas Flamel series, The Enchantress, is doing!
New York Times Best Sellers List - #2 Children's Series
USA Today Best Sellers List - #14 Overall
Amazon Best Sellers List - #24 Children's Books / #14 Children's Kindle Books
Indie Best Sellers List - #6 Children's Interest
Congratulations Michael!!! Great numbers all around!
22 May 2012
The Enchantress Is Now Available!
Today is the day that humani all around the world have been waiting for, and dreading at the same time! Today marks the end of a 6 year journey that started back in 2007 with the release of the first book in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, The Alchemyst, and ends today with the release of the series finale, The Enchantress.
Today, as we learn the fate of the fabled Twins of Legend, we can reflect back on the amazing adventure that we have been able to take along side them. From a tiny bookshop in San Francisco to the gothic cathedral of Notre Dame. From the mysterious formations of Stonehenge to a mundane houseboat in need of a fresh coat of paint. From the decrepit prison island of Alcatraz to the beautifully exotic isle of Danu Talis.
On behalf of the entire staff of Flamel's Immortal Portal, we'd like to congratulate Michael Scott on completing this impressive run of 6 amazing books in as many years! We'd like to thank you for giving us these vibrant and complex characters to fall in love with on every page. And, we'd also like to thank you for your support of this website, it's forum and podcast! You are the reason we're here!
Now, enough reflecting! Bring on the reading!!!
8 May 2012
The Enchantress Chapter 1
A while back we reported about Random House releasing sneak peek of a few chapters from the upcoming book, The Enchantress. And although those chapters were pulled down not long afterwards, today they re-released the sneak peek which includes Chapter 1!
Click :HERE: to view the sneak peek on Scribd.
I hope you all have been heading over to our forum on a daily basis and checking out our exclusive 'Quote of the Day' section, in which Michael Scott is allowing us to release a single quote from The Enchantress everyday until the books release!
Jump over and get caught up with all 8 that have been released to date :HERE:
Want to find out who will be the 8,000th person to follow Michael Scott's Twitter account? Well, it could be you! If you don't already follow Michael, then head over to Twitter and follow @flamelauthor. What number will you be?
8 May 2012
The Enchantress US Tour Dates
** UPDATED **
With the release of The Enchantress later this month, we're starting to get some info trickling in about Michael Scott's tour schedule for this final book in the series.
If you're lucky enough to be near, or within traveling distance, of one of the tour stops, be sure to drop by and see him! And, tell him the Portal sent you! lol
We'll be updating this list as new info arrives.
May 22nd, @4:30pm
Politics and Prose in Washington, DC
May 24th, @7pm
Barnes and Noble in Plantation, FL
May 27th, @2pm
Barnes and Noble in Southlake, TX
May 29th, TBA
Anderson's Bookshop in Napersville, IL
May 30th, @7pm
Barnes and Noble in Skokie, IL
June 1st, @6pm
Barnes and Noble in El Cerrito, CA
1 May 2012
Enchantress Release Month
Well, May 2012 is upon us. The last book in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, The Enchantress, is only 21 days away from being released and, as you can see, the Portal has changed its colors to reflect that.
Very graciously, Michael Scott has yet again agreed to give the Flamel's Secret forum members one quote from the new book every day until its release! A quote a day, for the month of May! The first, and last, quotes are very special ones, as Michael will be reading them to you himself! Again, these are for forum members ONLY! So, if you aren't a member yet, head on over and Sign Up!
Don't forget to tune into our monthly podcast, Awakenings, on the 15th to hear the Portalcaster final predictions of the series. Should make for an interesting episode!
26 April 2012
Random Releases New BOOK Trailer
Today Random House released a new BOOK trailer for the series for promotion leading up to the release of the last book, The Enchantress.
You can view it on Youtube HERE
Again let me stress, this is a BOOK trailer, not a movie trailer.
Along with the trailer, they have also updated the book synopsis as well. It now reads:
"The two that are one must become the one that is all. One to save the world, one to destroy it.
Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel have one day left to live, and one job left to do. They must defend San Francisco. The monsters gathered on Alcatraz Island have been released and are heading toward the city. If they are not stopped, they will destroy everyone and everything in their path.
But even with the help of two of the greatest warriors from history and myth, will the Sorceress and the legendary Alchemyst be able to defend the city? Or is it the beginning of the end of the human race?
Sophie and Josh Newman traveled ten thousand years into the past to Danu Talis when they followed Dr. John Dee and Virginia Dare. And it’s on this legendary island that the battle for the world begins and ends.
Scathach, Prometheus, Palamedes, Shakespeare, Saint-Germain, and Joan of Arc are also on the island. And no one is sure what—or who—the twins will be fighting for.
Today the battle for Danu Talis will be won or lost.
But will the twins of legend stand together?
Or will they stand apart—
one to save the world and one to destroy it?"
11 April 2012
RH Releases Chapter Excerpt From The Enchantress
**The link that Random House originally posted, has been taken down. We'll update this post when it becomes available again.
Random House released the first three chapters from The Enchantress today, via a link on the Official Facebook page for the series.
The link takes you to a page on Scribd.com, where the file is being hosted.
The Enchantress, the final book in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, is set to be released on May 22nd.
Follow this direct link to view the chapters: Click Here
17 March 2012
New Production Consultants On Flamel Series
Lawless Entertainment announced, via there website's blog, that they have been named Worldwide Co-Production Consultants regarding film and television production for Michael Scott's "The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel" series.
The blog posting gave no real information about what plans Lawless has for the series, or any mentions of the Series' dealings with Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
One thing that is for sure, plans are indeed moving in the right direction.
11 February 2012
Today's Clue Words