Books+Publishing reports that Tim Winton’s The Riders will be adapted into a feature film produced by director Ridley Scott’s production company Scott Free, according to Deadline Hollywood.
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1995, The Riders follows Australian expatriate Fred Scully as he eagerly awaits the arrival of his family in Ireland. When Scully discovers that his wife has mysteriously vanished, he undertakes a frantic search for her with his traumatised daughter.
Tim Winton said, ‘Of all my novels it always seemed to me that The Riders was by far the most cinematic, so this is very welcome news. With a screenwriter like David Kajganich and a producer like Ridley Scott, this could be a great adaptation and I look forward to seeing what they come up with.’
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