American Film Co. have bought the film rights to Pulitzer Prize winner David Hackett Fischer’s “Paul Revere’s Ride” and have hired “Intolerable Cruelty” screenwriters Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone to adapt it reports The Los Angeles Times.
Entitled “Midnight Riders”, the story is being described as a “historically accurate swashbuckler… with horses, gunfights, swords and a little bawdiness” and will cover the famous ride that Revere and William Dawes took before the battles of Lexington and Concord.
‘Ride’ will concentrate on the espionage elements of the event that weren’t really touched upon in the well-known Longfellow poem. A director is close to being locked for the film as well.
American Film Co. is the group behind Robert Redford’s “The Conspirator” opening this weekend about the trial of accused John Wilkes Booth conspirator Mary Surratt.