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It Came From Outer Space

Walking Dead and Red Dead Redemption Creators Team Up For Weird Sci-Fi Movie

Starring Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou as lonely space janitors.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is in final negotiations to acquire Air, a film project produced by Robert Kirkman, creator of the comic book series The Walking Dead, and directed by Christian Cantamessa, who co-wrote and was lead designer on Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It’ll be Cantamessa’s first time directing a film.

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.

It’s an interesting concept, one that I’d probably think was normal, coming from, say Duncan Jones. As it stands, I’m not sure what to make of it. It is going to be a cerebral meditation on madness? That seems like a weird jump from Red Dead Redemption. An action/thriller?

Either way, this isn’t the team that I’d have expected to be put together for a high-concept science fiction film, but it should be interesting to see the result.

(via The Hollywood Reporter.)

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  • Jim

    Red Dead Redemption has a ton of atmosphere that would be appropriate.

  • Troy Lenze

    I’m kind of hoping this turns into a Fallout movie.

  • Long Tom

    Sounds reminiscent of the 1972 film Silent Running.

  • CyberIstari

    *Norman Reedus*. That’s all this had to say. ;)

  • Samantha

    Blue collar SF? In the tradition of The Thing, Alien, and Blade Runner: Yes, please.

  • Sid Tsai

    When I read “space janitors” in the first line, I was really hoping for a Space Quest movie with all the misadventures of Roger Wilco. Early 90′s PC gamer pride.