New Regency Productions has acquired the rights to best-selling author Brandon Mull's latest, "The Candy Shop War." The film will be distributed by Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The story revolves around four kids who learn that their town's candy shop owner is a wicked magician in search of an ancient talisman rumored to be the source of eternal youth.

Regency is focusing on films that have youth appeal but can play to all audiences, and bought the rights less than a month after "Candy Shop's" Sept. 11 publishing.