The Color of Lightning

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Status: Development As of December 11, 2009

Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'.

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TBA | Drama Western

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. W... more

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Producers

Michael Costigan
Ridley Scott
Tony Scott

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Screenwriter

Larry McMurtry
Diana Ossana

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Storyline

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.

Trivia & Production Notes

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

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