Bonafide Films has acquired the rights to the British author J.G. Ballard’s glamorous, psychological thriller Super-Cannes.

The growing drama and film indie will adapt the novel into a six-part TV drama series and Margery Bone, managing director and founder of Bonafide Films, and partner Elwen Rowlands will executive produce.

The series will be written by DC Moore, winner of the 2016 Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Long Form TV Drama for Not Safe for Work, with director Saul Dibb (The Line of BeautyThe Duchess; Bullet Boy; La Suite Francaise) also attached to the project.

Super-Cannes is set in a future, corporate paradise in the hills above the French Riviera, the novel depicts the global, tech-elite living in manicured perfection, that is until the more sinister underbelly of their ‘intelligent city’ is revealed and the true, darker nature of its occupants is unmasked.

Bone said: “Super-Cannes sees Ballard at the height of his powers. On one level, it’s a classic thriller set against the gorgeous backdrop of the French Riviera. But underneath the veneer of polished privilege lies a deeper story of corruption and criminal collusion, told through the portrait of a marriage. In terms of TV drama, it’s difficult to think of a more dynamic combination than that of Ballard’s conceptual genius, DC Moore’s bold screenwriting and Saul Dibb’s directorial integrity and vision.”

Super-Cannes is the latest project on an expanding development slate for Bonafide Films. This summer, the indie will going into production on The Last Post for BBC One, a much anticipated six-part Peter Moffat drama series that tells the story of a regiment of military police and their families stationed in the Middle East during the 1960s Aden Emergency.