Alcon Entertainment acquires rights to Shane Hegarty’s Darkmouth

darkmouth_irl-coverThe Irish Times is reporting that Alcon Entertainment has acquired film rights to Irish writer Shane Hegarty’s forthcoming children’s fantasy series Darkmouth.

The former arts editor of The Irish Times secured a publishing deal with HarperCollins Children’s Books in 2013, with the first book in the series available in Ireland, the UK, and Australia from Thursday, and in the US in April.

The novel follows a 12-year-old boy who must battle man-eating monsters called Legends. Unfortunately for Finn, despite being descended from a clan of warriors, he is among the worst legend hunters in history.

Irish actor Andrew Scott is voicing the audiobook version of the series. We love a good children’s fantasy adaptation, especially an Irish one!