Alcon, Alloy Reunite With 'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' Writer to Adapt YA Novel 'The Here and Now'
Alcon Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment along with Kira Davis' 8:38 Productions have acquired film rights for YA novel The Here and Now by Ann Brashares.
Davis will produce with Alcon co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Les Morgenstein, president of Alloy Entertainment, and Elysa Dutton, vice president of Alloy Features, will also produce.
The Here and Now, which was released April 8 by Delacorte Press, is a romantic thriller about a girl named Prenna James, from the future, who hides in present-day society. She and several others had to escape the future, where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins.
The project marks a reunion for Alloy, Alcon and Davis, as the three companies collaborated on their two movies based on Brashares' The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants novels. Starring Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera and Amber Tamblyn, the first film was released in 2005 and earned $42 million worldwide, and the sequel followed in 2008, earning $44.4 million worldwide.
"I'm excited to be working with Alloy and Alcon again as they take my latest novel and the main character of Prenna James to the big screen," said Brashares in a statement. "We had an incredibly productive collaboration on The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and I'm looking forward to building on that great foundation we established for The Here And Now."