‘American History X’ Director Talks ‘Reaper’

More details on Tony Kaye’s Reaper have surfaced this week at the AFM. Tony Kaye, the director who fought public battles with New Line Cinema and Edward Norton over the final cut of “American History X” in 1998, is about to embark on the supernatural thriller “Reaper,” his first feature since “History,” for producers Media 8 Entertainment, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “My intention is to redefine the genre,” said Kaye, who is at the American Film Market promoting the project about a tortured man on his deathbed who is visited by the title character, a “messenger of death,” who offers a chance at eternal life and time to find the man’s kidnapped daughter. “The film will be shot as two journeys,” Kaye said, with the lead character’s path shot on HD video and the title character’s shot on film. The “trapped souls” in the film’s dark netherworld will be portrayed in black and white with a multilayered soundscape.

Source: Hollywood Reporter