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.
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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