One year-old Los Angeles-based production outfit Halcyon Entertainment, headed by producer Chris Coen, has unveiled four new projects joining two previously announced ones on its development slate.
- Deepwater based on the novel by Matthew Jones and scripted by Tim Metcalfe (Kalifornia, Bones, Killer) is a psychological thriller about a young drifter who lands a job in a rundown motel where he becomes involved in a murder plot.
- Madeleine's Ghost based on the novel by Robert Girardi and scripted by Christopher Monger (The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain, Girl From Rio) is a ghost story set in New York and New Orleans.
- The Tiptoe Boys (working title) is an original screenplay by Edward Cass about a man trying to break back into jail after a bungled heist.
- The Pirate's Daughter based on the novel by Robert Girardi and being adapted by Girardi is the story of modern-day pirates operating on the high seas.
The previously announced projects are:
- Four In The Morning based on the novel by Nick McDowell and scripted by David Marfield is a love story about an orphan thrown at the mercy of his grandmother and an older boy at school.
- The Sett based on the novel by Ranulph Fiennes and scripted by Danny Taylor (upcoming Mandalay Pictures film The Score starring Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando) is an action thriller about a man with total amnesia.
Matthew Justice, Stephen Norrington's producing partner on The Last Minute and Blade, is Coen's producing partner in Halcyon and is attached to co-produce The Sett, Deepwater and Four In The Morning.
Coen, who previously worked as an assistant director on over 250 commercials, TV series and four films, moved to LA early last year to set up Halcyon. "We have worked hard over the past few months to find appropriate writers for our latest film projects and are thrilled with the talent we have attached to each of them," he said.