Robert Kirkman to Produce Sci-Fi Film Starring "Walking Dead's" Norman Reedus

Tue, February 18th, 2014 at 5:05pm PST | Updated: February 18th, 2014 at 5:07pm

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Robert Kirkman. Photo by Megan Mack.

"The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman's next move is into the world of film, as reported Tuesday by The Hollywood Reporter. He'll serve as a producer on "Air," a sci-fi thriller that has both Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou on board to star.

"Air" is described by THR as a "low-budget pic," co-written by video game veteran Christian Cantamessa and Chris Pasetto and directed by first-time feature director Pasetto. The plot depicts two custodial workers -- Reedus and Hounsou -- struggling to maintain a cryogenic facility, whose residents are meant to restore society following a nuclear disaster. Sony is in "final negotiations" for the rights, the article states.

Reedus plays popular character Daryl Dixon AMC's "The Walking Dead" TV series; Hounsou is a two-time Academy Award nominee, and will appear as Korath in this summer's "Guardians of the Galaxy" film.

Kirkman will produce with David Alpert, a fellow executive producer on the "Walking Dead" TV show. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Chris Ferguson are also on board as producers; Bailey Conway and Noah Rosen will executive produce.

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