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Kurt Russell to star in thriller Undying

05.12.2010

Six years ago, Media 8 announced the upcoming production of REAPER, a supernatural detective movie written by Gary Whitta (THE BOOK OF ELI). Now in 2010, they've signed Kurt Russell to star in the film and filming is set to begin this fall. (Hey, sometimes the fasttrack ain't so fast...)

While Whitta went on to write ELI and a draft of AKIRA for Warner Bros., REAPER was his first script sale. The film will now be untitled UNDYING (yaaaaawn) with Russell starring as private investigator Virgil Lone. Because the title UNDYING is ridiculously generic, here's a little bit about the film:

[UNDYING] tells the story of Virgil, a private investigator who finds himself recruited by the darkly beautiful and mysterious Delia. As he begins to work for Delia, Virgil finds himself suddenly immersed in a surreal underworld, one where the boundaries of life and death – as well as right and wrong –are completely blurred. This unlikely journey also reveals the harrowing answers to the fate of Virgil's own daughter.

The film was originally described as SEVEN meets BLADE RUNNER, which along with Kurt Russell, sounds like a no-brainer, but a lot of films have billed themselves as a mix of SEVEN and/or BLADE RUNNER and come nowhere close.

Frankly I just wish Russell could be getting the kind of roles that Jeff Bridges is currently doing. Maybe Disney will considering doing a big sci-fi/Kubrickian THE COMPUTER WHO WORE TENNIS SHOES 2.0 and bring Russell back for that...

Extra Tidbit: The script is floating around if you're so inclined...
Source: THR

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9:16PM on 05/12/2010

I miss Kurt Russell

I miss Kurt Russell.
He needs to make more movies.
I miss Kurt Russell
I miss Kurt Russell.
He needs to make more movies.
I miss Kurt Russell
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5:56PM on 05/12/2010

KURT KICKS@$$

This sounds cool but I would shit myself to see a Carpenter/Russell reunion film , perhaps featuring a certain eye patch wearin' scoundrel.
This sounds cool but I would shit myself to see a Carpenter/Russell reunion film , perhaps featuring a certain eye patch wearin' scoundrel.
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3:45PM on 05/12/2010
Really good news. Glad to see him back with a starring role. Damn good actor, never got the recognition he deserved.
Really good news. Glad to see him back with a starring role. Damn good actor, never got the recognition he deserved.
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3:18PM on 05/12/2010
i have this idea Escape from Hell where Snake is killed and offered a 2nd chance at life if he can get a innocent soul out of Hell.Which at the end brings full circle the joke I thought you were Dead,and lets face it Snake would have a lot of enemies waiting for him in hell.Any way i welcome any film with Russell.
i have this idea Escape from Hell where Snake is killed and offered a 2nd chance at life if he can get a innocent soul out of Hell.Which at the end brings full circle the joke I thought you were Dead,and lets face it Snake would have a lot of enemies waiting for him in hell.Any way i welcome any film with Russell.
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1:09PM on 05/12/2010
Was I the only one hoping this would be an adaptation of that groovy PC game, Clive Barker's Undying? It also happens to be a supernatural investigation-type story...now there's a project I'd be interested in.
Was I the only one hoping this would be an adaptation of that groovy PC game, Clive Barker's Undying? It also happens to be a supernatural investigation-type story...now there's a project I'd be interested in.
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12:02PM on 05/12/2010
His comeback was Death Proof. He fucking rocked in that. This sounds cool. Hopefully no CGI.
His comeback was Death Proof. He fucking rocked in that. This sounds cool. Hopefully no CGI.
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12:28PM on 05/12/2010
A comeback would imply a certain role revived his career. "Death Proof" did not.
A comeback would imply a certain role revived his career. "Death Proof" did not.
11:56AM on 05/12/2010

Sweet

Russell is the man.
Russell is the man.
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11:24AM on 05/12/2010
Russell really needs a comeback. Soon.
Russell really needs a comeback. Soon.
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9:54AM on 05/12/2010

I WOULDN'T MIND ...

... seeing ESCAPE FROM EARTH ...
... seeing ESCAPE FROM EARTH ...
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