Right now Entertainment Weekly is scoring all the goods from the upcoming AIR, produced by Robert Kirkman and starring Norman Reedus; and today those goods include another photo of Reedus from the film. How about spreading it around a little, guys?
AIR (formerly Wake Cycle) co-stars Reedus and Djimon Hounsou, who portray workers tasked with maintaining one of the underground bunkers set up to preserve the human race after the Earth’s atmosphere has been rendered toxic.
Sandrine Holt (“House of Cards,” “The Returned,” Terminator: Genesis) also appears in the film, which is slated for a spring 2015 release. It’s directed by Christian Cantamessa and produced by Kirkman, David Alpert, Chris Ferguson, and the Sinister/Insidious team of Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and exec producer Bailey Conway.
The film takes place in an underground facility, where the world’s greatest scientists, etc., are placed in sleeping tanks after a nuclear fallout. The previous title’s “wake cycle” refers to the six-month intervals of two hours each that allow two custodial workers to maintain the bunker.
Kirkman spoke to EW about the horror elements of the film, which was written by Cantamessa and Chris Pasetto:
“Itâ€™s definitely claustrophobic, itâ€™s definitely isolated, but one of the cool things about it and one of the things that got me really excited about the project when I talked to Christian very early on was this idea of not making it look modern or fancy or polished. Itâ€™s very industrial and itâ€™s very realistic and itâ€™s almost a throwback to the science fiction movies of the â€™70s and â€™80s. Itâ€™s definitely a sci-fi atmosphere, but itâ€™s much more the first Alien movie than it is J.J. Abramsâ€™ Star Trek â€” which I think is a really cool look, a really cool visual, and definitely adds a lot of mood to it and definitely something we need to see more in sci-fi stuff. There is definitely a horror element to it that kind comes into play, and the environment certainly lends itself to that. If we were doing a comedy set in this place, it would still seem a little scary.”
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