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Yari ingnites ‘Kerosene Cowboys’

Script is by first-timer Adam Prince

Yari Film Group will finance and co-produce action thriller “Kerosene Cowboys.”

“Top Gun”-style pic is based on characters from Randy Arrington’s novel “Kerosene Cowboys: Manning the Spare,” about pilots of an elite naval attack squadron. Script is by first-timer Adam Prince.

Director and cast deals are in the works.

Producers are Dave Riggs and Nikolai Suslov of Svarog-Afterburner Films, and YFG CEO Bob Yari. The Collective’s Shaun Redick is the exec producer.

Producers have access to the U.S. Dept. of Defense’s Fighter Weapons School as well as to Russia’s air force bases and tactical aircraft. Production is anticipated to start in August at the Top Gun Naval Air Station in Nevada followed by several locations across Russia.

Riggs, who is also the founder of Mach 1 Aviation, is one of eight civilians in the world authorized to engage the U.S. military in air combat training exercises. Riggs has access to Russian MiGs, which cannot be owned by the U.S. government.

Yari’s foreign sales arm Syndicate Films is repping the pic in Cannes. YFG will distribute “Kerosene” in North America.

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