In a story from Variety, Columbia Pictures has bought the rights to remake the U.K. miniseries Red Riding. They are also talking with Steve Zaillian to write the script and Ridley Scott to direct it.
The project is based on four David Peace novels. It is going to be distributed in the U.S. this fall by IFC. Columbia bought the rights to the mini and the novel series.
Red Riding looks at power and police corruption. It is "framed around the investigation of the disappearance of several young girls."
In the film, the setting is going to be the U.S. The miniseries is five plus hours long.