Magazine article Variety

'Light' Helmer Turns to the West

Magazine article Variety

'Light' Helmer Turns to the West

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IN VENICE FOR "The Light Between Oceans," director Derek Cianfrance is preparing a movie for Warner Bros. on Quanah Parker, the last great Comanche chief.

Directed by Cianfrance, and written by Cianfrance and Darius Marder, his co-scribe on "The Place Beyond the Pines," the feature will adapt S.C. Gwynne's "Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History." Movie will shoot in 2017, and will be cast among the Comanche nations, Cianfrance said.

Cianfrance called Parker "really one of the great American heroes." The son of Cynthia Ann Parker, who was abducted in 1836 by Comanche raiders and assimilated into the tribe, and Chief Peta Nocona, Quanah grew up as a great chief.

Describing the "Summer Moon" adaptation as a "huge, huge epic," Cianfrance also said, however, that his film would focus on "the family of America," and Parker's relation- ship with Col. …

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