Media 8 Entertainment, which works in the production, financing, acquisition, and worldwide licensing of theatrical feature films, announced today that Kurt Russell is attached to play the lead in “Undying” (formerly known as “Reaper”), a supernatural thriller written by Gary Whitta (writer of Warner Bros’ recent “Book of Eli”). Media 8 Entertainment is producing and financing the film, and also handling worldwide sales. The announcement was made today by Media 8 Entertainment President Stewart Hall.
Media 8 Entertainment is producing the film along with Los Angeles based production company Circle of Confusion. Stewart Hall serves as producer along with Circle of Confusion’s David Alpert and Lawrence Mattis. Cynthia Stafford’s Queen Nefertari Productions and London/LA-based E-Motion are financing the film with Media 8. Cynthia Stafford, Lanre Idewu and Jeff Kalligheri of Queen Nefertari also serve as producers. E-Motion principals Karl Richards and Peter Bevan are executive producers.
Media 8 is handling international sales and is bringing the project to buyers at the Cannes Market. Jay Cohen at Gersh and CAA are handling the sale for North America.