The project will mark the second time that Scott has worked with screenwriter Drew Goddard, who will adapt the book for the big screen. Goddard previously collaborated with Scott on The Martian, with his screenplay for that film earning a nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in it’s own right.
20th Century Fox will distribute Wraiths of the Broken Land, which will be produced by Scott’s own Scott Free Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films:
Set near the Mexican border at the turn of the previous century, Wraiths of the Broken Land follows a group of men who assemble together and storm across the badlands to find their captive sisters, doing anything they deem necessary to achieve their goal. Lives, ethics and sanity are imperiled during the wild, brutal struggle that ensues and nobody is safe. Wraiths of the Broken Land is published by Dog Screaming Press.
Scott next directs Alien: Covenant, the latest chapter of his storied Alien franchise, which stars Michael Fassbender, set for release in 2017. A four-time Academy Award nominee, director and producer Scott is known for his classic films Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, Black Hawk Down and Gladiator.
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