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Ridley ScottSony plans to remake the U.K. miniseries 'Red Riding' into an American feature film, which would be directed by Ridley Scott and written by Oscar -winning 'Schindler's List' scribe Steve Zaillian.

Variety reports that Zaillian and Scott are currently in talks with the studio about working on the film, which would focus on police power grabs and corruption surrounding the decades-long search for an abductor of young women. Ridley ScottSony plans to remake the U.K. miniseries 'Red Riding' into an American feature film, which would be directed by Ridley Scott and written by Oscar -winning 'Schindler's List' scribe Steve Zaillian.

Variety reports that Zaillian and Scott are currently in talks with the studio about working on the film, which would focus on police power grabs and corruption surrounding the decades-long search for an abductor of young women.

If they do end up signing on, Zaillian and Scott will have to figure out how to compress the five-hour mini into a 120-minute (give or take) feature film. The setting will be transitioned from Britain to America.

The original 'Red Riding' series was picked up for U.S. distribution by IFC, which plans to release it later this year.

For his part, Zaillian is available. He was recently commissioned by Sony to do a rewrite of Michael Lewis baseball-themed Moneyball. The project was supposed to star Brad Pitt, but fell apart at the last minute when director Steven Soderbergh did his own, non-studio-sanctioned rewrite just before production was set to begin.