Independent UK production company Bastion Pictures has optioned Michelle Lovric's novel The Remedy. The novel, a romance-thriller set in 1785, explores London's medical underworld, as two lovers search for truth amongst dangerous secrets and elaborate lies.

Bastion Pictures, who are currently working with music video director Kevin Godley on Where the Treetops Glisten, plans to go into production for The Remedy for late 2009. Producers Andrew Thompson and Russell Owen are currently out to directors and writers for the project.

The project will be set up as a Italy/UK/South Africa/Canada co-production.