Walking Dead's Kirkman + Norman Reedus team up for post-apocalyptic sci-fi flick

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Feb 19, 2014, 1:04 PM EST

If you can’t get enough of The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman and Norman Reedus, we have good news -- they’re coming to the big screen.

Kirkman is producing the post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller Air, and he’s tapped Reedus, aka bow-toting zombie killer Daryl Dixon, to star. Sci-fi veteran Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy, Push) will also co-star in the flick.

The story will follow two custodians (Reedus and Hounsou) working at an underground cryogenics facility in the wake of nuclear fallout that makes the Earth’s surface unlivable. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the duo will “struggle to preserve their own sanity and lives while maintaining the extremely fragile environment of the last livable place on earth.”

It’s an intriguing setup, and it sounds like it could be a more action-packed spin on a Moon-type premise with a mid-budget approach. The film will be directed by videogame guru Christian Cantamessa, who worked on everything from Red Dead Redemption to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

If nothing else, it’ll be nice to see Reedus get a chance to stretch his acting muscles outside of the zombie genre. How do you think this one will turn out?

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)