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The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus and Robert Kirkman reteam for Air

02.19.2014by: Kevin Woods

By now you're familiar with the name Robert Kirkman as he is the creator of one of cable television's most successful shows ever, AMC's "The Walking Dead". Now Kirkman is set to produce a new sci fi thriller that will star Daryl Dixon himself, Norman Reedus, and we've got the details on this intriguing sounding project for ya!

Kirkman is producing AIR, a sci fi thriller to which Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou have signed on to topline, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions is in final negotiations to acquire the project.

Christian Cantamessa, who co-wrote and was lead designer for video games such as "Red Dead Redemption" and "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas", wrote the script with Chris Pasetto and will make his feature directorial debut with the low-budget pic.

Kirkman will produce with David Alpert, the Circle of Confusion partner that also exec produces "The Walking Dead". Also producing is Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, whose credits include exec producing the INSIDIOUS movies, and Chris Ferguson.

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. 

Kirkman will be producing via his Skybound Entertainment banner, which has grown into a multi-platform entertainment shingle since starting with "The Walking Dead" show in 2010. The company produces comics, is developing several TV shows such as "Clone", an original set up at NBC, and "Outcast", Kirkman’s comic set up Cinemax, and also handles merchandising lines.

Reedus is not only starring but exec producing Air, along with Bailey Conway and Noah Rosen.

Source: THR



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