Norman Reedus, best known for his role as Daryl Dixon in AMC’s The Walking Dead, has been cast opposite Djimon Hounsou in an upcoming sci-fi thriller titled Air. THR has reported that Air is to be produced by Robert Kirkman, the comic book writer best known for his work on The Walking Dead and Invincible for Image Comics, in addition to Ultimate X-Men and Marvel Zombies for Marvel Comics.
Air will be set in a post-apocalyptic future, after a nuclear fallout renders the atmosphere unbreathable. Two custodial workers (Reedus, Hounsou) of an underground cryogenic facility take care of the cryogenically sleeping personnel that are to re-establish society. Of course, “they struggle to preserve their own sanity and lives while maintaining the extremely fragile environment of the last liveable place on earth.”
This will be the directorial debut of Christian Cantamessa, the co-writer and lead designer for games such as Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Cantamessa has also co-written the screenplay with Chris Pasetto.
Kirkman will be producing via his Skybound Entertainment banner, which has grown a hell of a lot since it started producing The Walking Dead. The company, which also produces comics, is developing several TV shows such as Clone, an original series set up at NBC, and Outcast at Cinemax.