Norman Reedus is teaming up with The Walking Dead executive producer and original comic book creator Robert Kirkman, as well as Djimon Hounsou, for the sci-fi thriller Air, which Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions is in final talks to acquire.
The plot is set in the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, centering on an underground cryogenic facility that is one of the only habitable places left on Earth. The story centers on two custodial workers (Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou), who take care of the personnel in deep cryogenic sleep, while maintaining the fragile environment and grappling with their own sanity.
Video game writer and lead designer Christian Cantamessa, who is behind the hit titles Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, is making his directorial debut, working from a script he co-wrote with Chris Pasetto. Robert Kirkman is producing alongside fellow The Walking Dead executive producer David Alpert, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Chris Ferguson. Bailey Conway and Noah Rosen are serving as executive producers. The project was previously known as Wake Cycle, which was initially set up at Boss Media. Robert Kirkman and David Alpert's production company Circle of Confusion got involved after the rights expired.