“Zodiac” and “The Amazing Spider-Man” scribe James Vanderbilt has been hired to pen the remake of “Red Riding” for director Ridley Scott says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story is based on a four novel series by David Peace which looks at power and police corruption framed around the investigation of the disappearance of several young girls in a case based on the real life Yorkshire Ripper killings.
The project was previously turned into a trilogy of British TV movies which scored a theatrical release in the United States early last year. Back in late 2009, Steve Zaillian (“American Gangster,” “Hannibal”) was in talks to write the script.
Now Vanderbilt has come onboard to begin work, though the project is still likely some time off. Scott is currently in the midst of shooting his “Alien” spin-off/prequel “Prometheus”.