Cirillo set to transform ‘Alchemist’ for Alcon

Kosove, Johnson to produce; Warners to distrib

Patrick Cirillo (“Man of War”) has snagged the rewrite assignment on “The Alchemist,” set up at Alcon Pictures. He will receive a mid-six-figure payday for the assignment.

From a script penned by Ken Young and Dennis LeFevre, “The Alchemist” centers on an ex-CIA agent turned naval desk jockey who is called upon to investigate a series of terrorist acts perpetrated by high-ranking U.S. military personnel (Daily Variety, Oct. 3).

Alcon co-presidents Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson are producing, with Warner Bros. Pictures to distribute worldwide. Gregg Davis is also a producer on the pic, with Marshall Todd and Jason Saffran exec producing. Alcon veep of development Steven Wegner is overseeing the project.

Cirillo penned “Fear Itself,” set up at Wolfgang Petersen’s Red Cliff shingle, with Ralph Fiennes attached to star (Daily Variety, Feb. 23).

With Alex Lasker he co-wrote “Man of War,” which Joe Roth’s Revolution Studios bought from Universal for Mike Lobell to produce. Bruce Willis is attached to star.

Cirillo, repped by APA’s Steve Fisher and Graham/Rosenzweig, is also adapting the Jeffrey Deaver (“The Bone Collector”) novel “Devil’s Teardrop” for Red Cliff.

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