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, says Variety.
The project, based on four David Peace novels, will be distributed in the U.S. this fall by IFC. The studio has bought rights to the mini and the novel series.
The miniseries is a study of power and police corruption framed around the investigation of the disappearance of several young girls. For the film, the setting will be transferred from Britain to the U.S.
Scott and Zaillian previously collaborated on the films American Gangster and Hannibal.