Halcyon to make 'Godmother' adaptation

Scripter Ron Bass to deliver screenplay

CANNES -- Scripter Ron Bass is tapping out a big screen adaptation of Carrie Evan's novel "The Godmother" for U.K.'s Halcyon Pictures.

Halcyon's head of development Camille Gatin secured Bass's services for the London-set comedy which centers on a godmother of four, mother of none woman and her friends' problems.

"We plan to be in production on our first film since 'Funny Games' by the end of the year," Halcyon CEO Chris Coen said.

In addition, Halcyon has just acquired U.K. rights to F.G. Cottam's psychological thriller "The House of Lost Souls," a story that follows a journalist who escaped from an asylum years ago, losing his girlfriend, his brother and his sanity. Dario Poloni is adapting the screenplay.