DreamWorks out for blood

Studio goes West with pic

DreamWorks is taking on Manifest Destiny.

Studio has acquired “Blood and Thunder,” the new Hampton Sides book that tells an epic-sized story of the 19th century campaign to settle the West and the slaughter of the American Indian tribes that got in the way.

Kit Carson, a trapper and mountain man who married two Indian women but participated in the bloody battles against the tribes, is a key character in the tale. His exploits, captured in pulp tales known as “blood and thunders,” lend the title to the Doubleday book published earlier this month.

Sides previously wrote “Ghost Soldiers,” the WWII drama that at one time tempted Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise but eventually got made by Miramax as “The Great Raid.”

DreamWorks hasn’t yet set a writer or producer for the book.

More Film

  • Michelle Williams This Is Jane

    Michelle Williams to Star in Underground Abortion Movie 'This Is Jane'

    DreamWorks is taking on Manifest Destiny. Studio has acquired “Blood and Thunder,” the new Hampton Sides book that tells an epic-sized story of the 19th century campaign to settle the West and the slaughter of the American Indian tribes that got in the way. Kit Carson, a trapper and mountain man who married two Indian […]

  • catastrophe

    Number of Female Writers in British Film and TV at ‘Abjectly Low Levels’

    DreamWorks is taking on Manifest Destiny. Studio has acquired “Blood and Thunder,” the new Hampton Sides book that tells an epic-sized story of the 19th century campaign to settle the West and the slaughter of the American Indian tribes that got in the way. Kit Carson, a trapper and mountain man who married two Indian […]

  • Liam Neeson Men in Black

    Liam Neeson in Talks to Join 'Men in Black' Spinoff (EXCLUSIVE)

    DreamWorks is taking on Manifest Destiny. Studio has acquired “Blood and Thunder,” the new Hampton Sides book that tells an epic-sized story of the 19th century campaign to settle the West and the slaughter of the American Indian tribes that got in the way. Kit Carson, a trapper and mountain man who married two Indian […]

  • Chad Stahelski Analog

    'John Wick's' Chad Stahelski to Direct Sci-Fi Movie 'Analog' for Lionsgate

    DreamWorks is taking on Manifest Destiny. Studio has acquired “Blood and Thunder,” the new Hampton Sides book that tells an epic-sized story of the 19th century campaign to settle the West and the slaughter of the American Indian tribes that got in the way. Kit Carson, a trapper and mountain man who married two Indian […]

  • moviepass card

    MoviePass Parent's Stock Slides Again on Cash Shortage Fears

    DreamWorks is taking on Manifest Destiny. Studio has acquired “Blood and Thunder,” the new Hampton Sides book that tells an epic-sized story of the 19th century campaign to settle the West and the slaughter of the American Indian tribes that got in the way. Kit Carson, a trapper and mountain man who married two Indian […]

  • solo a star wars story

    Box Office Preview: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' to Blast Off to Huge Holiday Weekend

    DreamWorks is taking on Manifest Destiny. Studio has acquired “Blood and Thunder,” the new Hampton Sides book that tells an epic-sized story of the 19th century campaign to settle the West and the slaughter of the American Indian tribes that got in the way. Kit Carson, a trapper and mountain man who married two Indian […]

  • BAFTA 2018 Student Film Awards Finalists

    BAFTA Announces Finalists for 2018 Student Film Awards

    DreamWorks is taking on Manifest Destiny. Studio has acquired “Blood and Thunder,” the new Hampton Sides book that tells an epic-sized story of the 19th century campaign to settle the West and the slaughter of the American Indian tribes that got in the way. Kit Carson, a trapper and mountain man who married two Indian […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content