September 12, 2012 1:55pm PT by Tatiana Siegel
Alcon Acquires Rights to Margaret Stohl Novel 'Icons'
Alcon Entertainment has acquired big-screen rights to Icons, an upcoming novel from New York Times best-selling author Margaret Stohl.
Erwin Stoff, who brought the project to Alcon, will produce along with Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Molly Smith will executive produce.
Alcon is already in the Stohl business, having recently wrapped production on Beautiful Creatures, the film adaptation of the first in a best-selling series of books co-written by the author and Kami Garcia. Stoff and Smith are also producers on that film.
Icons marks Stohl’s solo debut novel, which is the first in a planned series for publisher Little, Brown. The futuristic story begins after an alien race has decimated Earth. The fate of the planet lies with four children who are born immune to the aliens’ power.
“Once we learned of Margaret’s new venture, we jumped at the chance to continue our partnership with her and this amazing series of books,” Kosove and Johnson said in a statement.
Stoff’s most recent credits include the period drama Water for Elephants for Fox 2000. He is currently producing All You Need Is Kill, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, for Warner Bros.
Alcon’s David Fierson negotiated the deal for the company. Stohl is repped by CAA and Sarah Burnes at the Gernert Co.