Jon Amiel to direct Undying starring Kurt Russell
Media 8 is producing alongside LA-based Circle Of Confusion, and financing with Cynthia Stafford’s Queen Nefertari Productions, new partner Northern Lights Films, and London/LA-based E-Motion.
Jon Amiel is returning to modern day storytelling following Creation and several stints on The Tudors and will direct the supernatural thriller Undying starring Kurt Russell.
Media 8 has been introducing the project to buyers here and is producing alongside LA-based Circle Of Confusion, and financing with Cynthia Stafford’s Queen Nefertari Productions, new partner Northern Lights Films, and London/LA-based E-Motion.
Jay Cohen at Gersh is handling North American rights with CAA. UTA represents both Amiel and screenwriter Gary Whitta.
Production is set to begin in autumn on Undying, a neo-noir in the vein of Blade Runner and Seven about a private investigator drawn into a surreal underworld by a mysterious client.
“The type of magic that occurs when you combine a legendary actor like Kurt Russell with a visionary director like Jon Amiel is what attracted us to the business in the first place,” Queen Nefertari Productions COO Lanre Idewu said. “We are in for a real treat.”
“When I sat in a room with the two of them, they were instantly in synch in their vision for the material and it was clear they would make a great film together,” Media 8 Entertainment president Stewart Hall said. Media 8 holds worldwide rights.