Fishburne writes and directs Coelho's The Alchemist
The story is about a shepherd boy in Spain who one night dreams of treasure in the Egyptian pyramids and so just gets up the next morning and heads off in search of his dream. On the way he encounters different characters who help shape him and his dreams, until he meets an alchemist and becomes his pupil to learn not just about metals, but about himself.
It's a huge novel, and a mammoth one for Fishburne to have come forward to write and direct for his second outing in both areas, his first being Once in the Life some seven years ago. However with such a talented onscreen actor, I think he might well be able to pull it off, after all Warner Brothers think so too.