The Color of Lightning Movie

The Color of Lightning movie production status is currently Development

December 11, 2009 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'.

Who's Involved:

Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Costigan, Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana

Release Date:

To Be Announced (TBA)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

After freed slave Britt Johnson moves his family to Young County, TX at the end of the Civil War, his family and neighbors are attacked by Comanche and Kiowa, with many of them being taken captive. While Britt waits through the winter before he can set out to rescue his wife and children, Samuel Hammond, a Quaker man preaching nonviolence and an agrarian lifestyle gets sent to the region to be the new Indian Agent. The contrast between Johnson, a pragmatic man of action, and Hammond, an idealist who struggles with the ambiguities of reality, echoes the history of a period when government programs and westward expansion collided, ruinously, with Native cultures.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

No cast available.

Crew: Who's making The Color of Lightning

A look at the The Color of Lightning behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's writer Larry McMurtry last wrote Brokeback Mountain and Boone's Lick.



Michael Costigan
Ridley Scott
Tony Scott

Production Company

Scott Free Productions

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Production: What we know about The Color of Lightning

Key Facts

  1. Based on the novel "The Color of Lightning" by Paulette Jules.

Filming Timeline

On or about December 11, 2009, the film was in Development status.

The Color of Lightning Release Date: When is it coming out?

The Color of Lightning is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).

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