Here's your first look at AIR, starring Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou. The flick re-teams Reedus with his "Walking Dead" producer Robert Kirkman, whose production company produced this claustrophobic pic.
The story is set in an underground cryogenic facility after a nuclear fallout renders the atmosphere unbreathable. Air centers on its two custodial workers (Reedus, Hounsou), who take care of the cryogenically sleeping personnel that are to re-establish society, but they struggle to preserve their own sanity and lives while maintaining the extremely fragile environment of the last livable place on earth.
AIR was directed by Christian Cantamessa, who wrote the MANHUNT and RED DEAD REDEMPTION video games.
Here are a few quotes from Reedus about the film:
It’s very isolating, very claustrophobic. Even filming in it it’s very claustrophobic. I remember reading the script and my manager and I were going through it and I was like, “What do you think?” and she was like, “I love how claustrophobic it is, I hope they keep that element there,” and after talking with Christian multiple times before I came here, that was one of the main questions I kept asking — “Can we keep it as claustrophobic as this?” As dire and as end of the world as the script reads right now, we’ve kept it all. It’s a very claustrophobic feel just shooting it. There are moments in it that are…they’re terrifying and you feel very alone and you feel very f—ed over on many different levels by other people, and you know, by the world as a whole, by the people that put us there.
You can read a few more quotes from Reedus HERE. AIR hits in early 2015.