Ridley and Tony Scott’s Scott Free Prods. shingle will produce “The Killing Sea,” based on Richard Lewis’ upcoming novel, for Fox 2000. Ridley Scott is eyeing the director’s chair.
Book, to be published by Simon & Schuster in December, concerns an Indonesian boy and an American girl brought together in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami.
Producing for Scott Free are prexy Michael Costigan and Erin Upson.
Scott Free recently wrapped “A Good Year,” based on the novel by Peter Mayle and directed by Ridley Scott, for Fox 2000. Ridley Scott is next directing Universal’s “American Gangster,” starring Denzel Washington.
Lewis grew up as the son of missionaries in Indonesia, where he still lives. Simon & Schuster also published his young adult novel “The Flame Tree,” about a young man living in Indonesia around the time of 9/11.