Lorenzo di Bonaventura and his Di Bonaventura Pictures has signed a deal to produce author Michael Scott’s six part fantasy book series, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.

DiBonaventura was a key player in getting the lucrative Harry Potter franchise off the ground as production president at Warner Bros. in 1999 when the studio bought the rights to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books. He shepherded the first two Potter pics into production before departing three years later for a producing deal at Paramount.

The six Harry Potter films have gone on to gross a collective $5.38 billion in worldwide box office.

According to Di Bonaventura,

Michael’s fantastic series is a natural evolution from Harry Potter.

Scott’s series follows 15-year-old twins Sophie and Josh as they pursue adventure across several continents with the immortal alchemist of the title. Flamel, an actual French alchemist born in 1330, was included in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the first film and book in the series.

“The Alchemyst,” “The Magician” and “The Sorceress” are the first three of Scott’s books in the series published by Delacorte Press Books, an imprint of Random House, and are available in 37 countries and 20 languages. The fourth book, “The Necromancer,” will be published in May.

Nicholas Flamel was a real French alchemist, born in 1330. His character was included in J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter book “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” and later – the film adaptation, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Jason Moore
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