Omega Underground has learned that director Chris MacBride‘s upcoming feature film adaptation of Timothy Truman‘s graphic novel Scout has possibly found a location for its production. We’ve learned that the comic book film is eyeing a shoot in Atlanta.
Also, Columbia/Sony might be handling distribution on the Studio 8 project.
An Apache ex-Army Ranger who, while on a personal/spiritual mission, investigates the disappearance of young women and in the process uncovers a far-reaching conspiracy involving local gangs, human slavers, oil companies and corrupt government officials.
Producer Braden Aftergood will be working on Scout which is an excellent sign of quality, his previous credits include Hell or High Water and Wind River.
This leads me to believe that actor Gil Birmingham (Hell or High Water, Wind River, Yellowstone, House of Cards) could potentially be a strong contender for this tough-as-nails lead role due to working on Aftergood’s critical hits. Gil is arguably one of the most well-known Native American actors working in Hollywood at the moment.
We don’t have production dates for Scout, but Birmingham is currently shooting Scalped (synopsis below) which is also based on another graphic novel. So we know he’s open to this kind of material.
A modern day crime story set in the world of a Native American reservation and explores power, loyalty, and spirituality in a community led by the ambitious Chief Lincoln Red Crow, as he reckons with Dashiell Bad Horse who has returned home after years away from the reservation.
SOURCE: OMEGA UNDERGROUND