Movies Going West

On the heels of the expected success of the Coen brothers’ adaptation of True Grit, two more books about the West are queuing up. The Empire of the Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne, a book about the Comanche warrior Quanah, which came out this summer and was chosen as a Best Book by the NYT Book Review, has been acquired by Warner Brothers, with Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) set to direct. Larry McMurtry is working with Diana Ossana on the script, according to the movie news blog, Deadline.

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
S. C. Gwynne
Retail Price: $27.50
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Scribner – (2010-05-25)
ISBN / EAN: 1416591052 / 9781416591054

The pair, who wrote the script for Brokeback Mountain, are also working on a script for The Color of Lightning by Paulette Jiles for Ridley Scott to direct at 20th Century Fox. In this case, the book is a novel about a man trying to rescue his family and friends from the Comanches.

The Color of Lightning: A Novel (P.S.)
Paulette Jiles
Retail Price: $14.99
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial – (2010-06-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061690457 / 9780061690457

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