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

  • Les Arcs Film Festival

    Les Arcs European Film Festival's Industry Village Kicks Off with Strong Roster

    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 […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Rockets to $215 Million Opening 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 […]

  • Disney-Fox Deal Sets Up Scramble for

    Disney-Fox Deal Unleashes Flood of Free-Agent Executives, Talent

    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 […]

  • Anita Hill

    Anita Hill Chairs Hollywood Anti-Sexual Harassment Commission Formed by Top Execs

    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 […]

  • Warren Beatty

    Arnon Milchan Sues Warren Beatty Over 'Rules Don't Apply' Flop

    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 […]

  • Oscar Isaac Addams Family

    Oscar Isaac in Talks to Voice Gomez Addams in Animated 'Addams Family' Movie

    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 […]

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    Publicists for Jennifer Lawrence, Daisy Ridley, Amy Adams Form New Firm

    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