Film unit picks up rights to graphic novel

Alcon Entertainment has picked up the feature rights to Jerry Carr and Allan Gross’ graphic novel series “Cryptozoo Crew,” as well as scribe Joe Gazzam’s adaptation of the project.

Plot revolves around a member of a secret organization charged with protecting the identity of strange and rare animals classified as Cryptids. He teams with a beautiful doctor to protect a one-of-a-kind species from falling into the wrong hands.

Alcon co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson will produce the film for the Warner Bros.-based shingle, along with Lloyd Phillips and Circle of Confusion’s production arm.

“Cryptozoo Crew” is published by NBM.

Gazzam penned the original script for “Scared Straight,” a prison actioner that Nicolas Cage will topline for helmer John Carpenter at Nu Image/Millennium.

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