Michael Keaton has joined the cast of the supernatural thriller Reaper, a stylish action-neo-noir film in the vein of Blade Runner, according to Production Weekly. Scott Kalvert will direct from a screenplay by Gary Whitta, a comicbook writer, novelist and videogame developer.

Reaper is 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.

Production is scheduled to begin this autumn.