The Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman making sci-fi thriller Air

Posted on 20 February 2014
By Anna Thygesen
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The Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman is set to follow up the success of his TV adaptation with news that he is set to produce his first ever feature film Air.

On the writing team is Chris Pasetto and Red Dead Redemption writer Christian Cantamessa, the latter will also direct the film.

The two have been on the project since 2011, when the script was written under the name Wake Cycle.

But the project crashed before they were able to start the process of casting, and has been in the bottom drawer until now picked up by Kirkman.

The story is set in a familiar environment for the comic book writer – a postapocalyptic world where a nuclear fallout leaves the air unbreathable.

Scientists who can save the earth have been cryogenically frozen and the story follows two custodial workers looking after them as the only people on earth left awake.

Lined up to play the main characters are The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus and two time Oscar nominated actor Djimon Honsou (Blood Diamond, In America).

Also from the The Walking Dead team is David Alpert, co-producing alongside Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and poker millionaire Chris Ferguson.

No other details have been released regarding Air, but watch this space for upcoming news about the feature.