‘The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus & Robert Kirkman Team Up For Sci-fi Thriller ‘Air’

By February 20, 2014
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Looks like “The Walking Dead” showrunner Robert Kirkman is making a move to the big screen, and he’s taking star Norman Reedus along for the ride!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reedus and actor Djimon Hounsou have signed on to star in Air, a sci-fi thriller Kirkman is producing for Sony Pictures.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world where the air has been rendered toxic to breathe after a nuclear disaster, Air is the story of two custodial workers charged with the task of caring for cryogenically preserved life that will one day be used to repopulate the earth. Naturally in an environment like that, preserving their own sanity is also a big issue the duo has to contend with. Sounds like a really good episode of the “Twilight Zone” to me, and since that’s my favorite show of all time, I will definitely be checking this one out. Plus Norman Reedus, so yeah – I’m completely on board.

Norman Reedus

Kirkman will be producing via his Skybound Entertainment banner. The low-budget feature will be helmed by first time director Christian Cantamessa (who wrote Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas), with a script penned by Cantamessa and Chris Pasetto.

In addition to starring, Reedus will also be an executive producer on the project. This will be Reedus’ first major motion picture role since breaking out in a big way as Daryl Dixon on “The Walking Dead,” though he’s no stranger to the big screen – he’s starred in a bunch of films, including the two in The Boondock Saints franchise. Hounsou has a few films of his own coming up, including Guardians of the Galaxy, How To Train Your Dragon 2, and Fast & Furious 7.

Excited to see Reedus and Kirkman reunite for a movie? Let us know in the comments!

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Desi Jedeikin is a Los Angeles based writer and performer. She has appeared in numerous sketch comedy/improv shows at venues in L.A., including the Groundlings Theater, Comedy Central Stage, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where she played Squeaky Fromme in the infamous alternative comedy show Comedy Death Ray. Unfinished projects include a memoir and a musical based on the life and death of JonBenet Ramsey. She has lots of other brilliant ideas she might complete. She really just needs more encouragement. You can follow Desi on Twitter: @Desijedeikin Here: truecrimejunkie.com And here too: xoJane.com She likes being followed.
  • Susan P Graham

    What a team. End of the world, apocalypse, need help repopulating the world? I’m all in. Good team in these two. I am anxious to see how Cantamessa takes this one to the big screen.

    • No kidding! Reedus has the charisma and Cantamessa seems to have a video game story sensibility that may translate quite well here.

  • Timothy W Williams

    Let’s see if these two posses the chops to exist outside their comfort zones. Loved the Saints films and F & F was off the chain. If they have the stuff now is the time to put it out their or it’s back to zombieville.