Deep End Duo Making “Alchemist”?

“The Deep End” and “Uncertainty” writer/directors Scott McGehee and Dave Siegel are working on an adaptation of Paulo Coelho’s best selling adventure novel “The Alchemist” for The Weinstein Company says Coming Soon.

The story of an Andalusian shepherd boy who travels the world looking for treasures has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and was picked up by A-Mark Entertainment and actor Laurence Fishburne in 2007 to do a film adaptation.

The Weinsteins came onboard last year but there’d been nor further information available since then. The pair are said to be developing both this and the Turkish-set baby heist comedy “Baby, Baby” they’ve been considering for several years.