Kurt Russell will star in the supernatural thriller Undying, formerly known as Reaper, which Media 8 will introduce to buyers on the Croisette.

Production is set for autumn on the story of a private investigator whose mysterious client pulls him into a surreal underworld. Gary Whitta (The Book Of Eli) wrote the screenplay.

LA-based Media 8 is financing the project with Cynthia Stafford’s Queen Nefertari Productions and London and LA-based E-Motion. Jay Cohen of Gersh Agency represents Queen Nefertari and is handling North American sales with CAA.

Media 8 president Stewart Hall will produce with Circle Of Confusion’s David Alpert and Lawrence Mattis, alongside Queen Nefertari’s Stafford, Lanre Idewu and Jeff Kalligheri. E-Motion principals Karl Richards and Peter Bevan are executive producers.

“Kurt is one of Hollywood’s most iconic leading men – from his work starring in legendary films like Escape From New York, Stargate, and Big Trouble in Little China, he is truly one of the few actors who audiences continually embrace as a real hero,” Hall said.