Norman Reedus To Star In The Robert Kirkman Produced Sci Fi Film AIR


walking deadEarlier today we had an article where Norman Reedus teased the upcoming Daryl Dixon-centric episode of The Walking Dead this season. The actor was hinting that we could see some of the character’s pre-apocalypse backstory and detailed his ideal way to leave the series (which you can read here if you missed). Well tonight news has hit that the actor will be partnering up with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman for a new sci fi movie called Air. The news does raise a few questions about the star’s future on the hit AMC show.

The Hollywood Reporter is…well, reporting, that Reedus will team up with Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Djimon Hounsou for a thriller set in a cryogenic facility after a nuclear fall-out devastates the atmosphere, making the air unbreathable. Christian Cantamessa (co-writer and lead designer on games like Red Dead Redemption and GTA: San Andreas) wrote the script with Chris Pasetto directing. Kirkman will produce the flick along with David Alpert (also an executive producer on Walking Dead), Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, and Chris Ferguson. Kirkman will produce Air under his Skybound Entertainment banner. THR goes on to describe the movie:

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.

Now let’s preface this next part by saying Reedus could well have worked out his schedule to allow him time for both The Walking Dead and Air since Kirkman is a producer, and he has done a few smaller budget films since starring on the hit show, but there is the possibility something happens to Daryl Dixon that frees up Reedus‘ schedule. There’s nothing to go on but guesswork and vague clues, but you might want to ready yourself for the possibility Daryl departs the show in some way. Reedus could get his desired exit, allowing him to come back at any time, or he could suffer the same fate as his brother Merle. We will see Norman Reedus on the big screen again, so that’s good at least. What do you think? Did he get the schedules to sync up perfectly, thanks to Kirkman, or could Daryl Dixon‘s days be numbered since this is a larger film?

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Source : The Hollywood Reporter