Donnerstag, Oktober 15, 2009

Ridley Scotts To-Do-Liste wird länger und länger

Columbia Pictures has acquired rights to remake the U.K. miniseries "Red Riding," and is negotiating with Steve Zaillian to write the script and Ridley Scott to direct.

The project, based on four David Peace novels, will be distributed in the U.S. this fall by IFC. Studio bought rights to the mini and the novel series.

Scott will produce through his Scott Free banner, along with Zaillian, through his Film Rites banner, and Andrew Eaton of Revolutionary Films, which produced the mini. Garrett Basch of Film Rites will be executive producer.

The miniseries is a study of power and police corruption framed around the investigation of the disappearance of several young girls. For the pic, the setting will be transferred from Britain to the U.S. The mini clocked in at more than five hours, so Zaillian and Scott have their work cut out for them to compress it into one film.

Zaillian last worked for Columbia on a rewrite of the Michael Lewis book "Moneyball" to star Brad Pitt that the studio was ready to put into production until Steven Soderbergh did his own rewrite that prompted the studio to halt the film days before it was skedded to begin production.

Scott and Zaillian previously collaborated on the films "American Gangster" and "Hannibal." Zaillian at present is adapting Par's drama "I Hear You Paint Houses" for Martin Scorsese.

WME reps Scott and Zaillian.

Quelle: Variety

Die Situation an sich ist ja schon ein wenig speziell. Da laufen die Originalfilme in diesem Jahr noch in den US-Kinos an, wenngleich natürlich in nur wenigen Lichtspielhäusern, während man bei Columbia schon das Remake in Planung hat und Ridley Scott mal wieder als Name gehandelt wird. Dessen nächste Projekte, glaubt man dem, was so in der Fachpresse geschrieben wird, reichen auch bis in den nächsten 30 Jahre. Mal sehen, was aus der ganzen Geschichte am Ende wird.

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