Amazon Studios has optioned Martin Jay Weiss’s The Alchemist Agenda for their active development slate where they have a first look deal with Warner Brothers. Amazon.com, the online book merchants turned Internet visionaries, launched of a new kind of movie studio to broaden the scope of finding and developing great stories. “We’re eager to get movies made and we have chosen fifteen projects from more than 8000 submissions so far,” said Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios. The Amazon Studios take: Alchemist Agenda is a large-scale, globetrotting action-adventure with engaging set-pieces, a budding romance and genuine surprises. Based around a hook that delves into an intriguing, unexplored ancient philosophical tradition, this movie sets the table for an exciting, international treasure hunt with real stakes.