Tony Kaye Returns to Dish Out Some "Paranoia"

Controversial filmmaker Tony Kaye ("American History X") will direct his first movie in quite some time when he steps behind the cameras on "Paranoia." The indie thriller promises a "Sixth Sense" type twist, preceded by a story about...

... "a top ad agency exec who comes to work on a Friday only to learn it's actually Sunday and she's a suspect in a murder case. She tries to reconstruct the two lost days from clues found in her handbag."

And for those who can't quite remember all the uproar that occurred on the "American History X" production, let's rely on Variety for a brief history lesson: "Kaye made showbiz history in 1998 when losing control over the final cut of "X." He alienated studios with a series of publicity stunts, such as insisting his name be taken off and replaced with "Humpty Dumpty." He also took out a series of blistering newspaper ads and showed up at New Line with a rabbi, a priest and a Buddhist monk.

In 2002, a contrite Kaye said his actions were the result of being intimidated by the studio system, and that he became an "emotional cripple" during the filming of "X.""

But Mr. Kaye's comeback seems to be in full swing; he'll soon be directing another indie thriller entitled "Reaper."

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