Alcon picks up 'Cryptozoo'
Graphic novel by Jerry Carr and Allan Gross
Alcon's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson will produce with Lloyd Phillips and Circle of Confusion's production arm.
"Cryptozoo" follows a member of a secret organization charged with protecting the identity of strange and rare animals classified as Cryptids who teams with a beautiful doctor in a quest to protect a one-of-a-kind species from falling into the wrong hands.
Alcon development executive Jesse Israel brought the project to the Warner Bros.-based shingle and will oversee it with senior vp development Steven Wegner.
Gazzam, repped by ICM and Circle of Confusion, wrote the initial draft for "Scared Straight," which Nu Image/Millennium Films is making with Nicolas Cage and John Carpenter. He also worked on the "21 Jump Street" feature.
Carr and Gross also are repped by Circle of Confusion.