Composer Brian Reitzell (Stranger Than Fiction, Friday Night Lights, Beginners, Relic) is reteaming with director David Slade (Hard Candy) on the upcoming fantasy horror thriller Dark Harvest. The film is based on Norman Partridge’s 2007 novel of the same title and stars Casey Likes, E’myri Crutchfield, Jeremy Davies, Elizabeth Reaser and Luke Kirby. The movie is set in a small Midwestern town, in which every fall a supernatural specter makes its way toward the town’s church, where gangs of teenage boys await their chance to confront the legendary nightmare in an annual harvest rite of life and death. Michael Gilio (Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves) wrote the screenplay. Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) and David Manpearl are producing the project. Reitzell has previously collaborated with Slade on the feature 30 Days of Night, the TV shows Hannibal & American Gods (Season 1) and the Black Mirror episode Bandersnatch. Dark Harvest was originally scheduled to be released in theaters on September 9, 2022 by United Artists/MGM and is currently awaiting a new release date.

Reitzell’s other recent projects include Daniel Antebi’s drama God’s Time, which premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. No word yet on a distribution deal.