The Color of Lightning

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Release Date: to be announced

Production Companies:
Scott Free Productions
20th Century Fox

Status: In Development

Director: Ridley Scott

Screenwriter: Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana
Script: Novel Adaptation

Genre: Drama
About the film:
The story follows Britt Johnson, a freed slave who moves his wife and three children to Texas with dreams of starting a freight business. When he's away, a raiding party of Comanche and Kiowa kill his oldest son and take his family captive. Johnson spends a winter plotting revenge.

Project Timeline:
Dec. 14, 2010: Project announced. Director: Ridley Scott, Writer: Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana, Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Related links: The Color of Lightning: A Novel

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TinLV – Las Vegas
January 07, 2011 - 03:04
Subject: Britt Johnson

No, he spends a winter finding a way to get his family back; revenge is secondary. Great book based on a true story of a West Texas legend. With McMurtry and Ossana writing the screenplay, it should be a great movie too. Can't wait to hear who they cast in the major roles.