‘Captured’ Based On The True Story Of Betty And Barney Hill

September 21, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely - Horror Fuel CEO & Executive Producer Email: [email protected]

Fifty-four years ago this week, the first alien abduction was reported by Barney and Betty Hill. WGA has partnered with Gothom/Principle, the producers of ‘Maze Runner: Scorch Trials’, and Bryce and Jackie Zabel of Stellar Productions have teamed up to tell the Hill’s story in the film ‘Captured’.

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Barney and Betty Hill of Portsmouth, New Hamshire reported that they had been abducted by a UFO on September 19th, 1961. The interracial couple claimed that they had been abducted on a lonely stretch of highway, studied and then returned to their car with missing memories, which were later retrieved during hypnosis.

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The script, adapted from the 2007 non-fiction book ‘Captured!’ The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience’ by Kathleen Marden (Betty’s niece) and physicist Stanton Friedman. The film will focus on their account, the time’s issues with race relations and Cold War paranoia. There was a portion of American Horror Story Asylum that also touched on the Hill story. ‘Captured’ will be out sometime in 2016.

 

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