Sean Bean Joins Post-Apocalyptic Flick Scorched Earth
Sean Bean has been killed a lot in the movies. A lot. He’s been killed by some of the biggest talents in Hollywood. He’s been killed in damn near every genre, and across three separate decades. He’s been shot, stabbed, sliced, buried alive, skewered, pulled apart by horses, beheaded, strangled, trampled, drowned, dropped, and crushed by a scaffolding toppling from a flaming radio telescope. But has he ever died in a post-apocalyptic wasteland? If not, now he has the chance!
Bean has signed on to star in Scorched Earth, a post-apocalyptic SF thriller to be directed by Brad Turner (24), and written by Bobby Mort and Kevin Leeson. Bean will play Atticus Gage, a bounty hunter who sets out across the wastes in search of an elusive criminal. The flick will be Turner’s first time directing a feature, although he’s had plenty of TV experience. As for the writers, Leeson has done production work on films like Apollo 18, but this will be his first produced writing credit; Mort has penned a couple of low-profile things but nothing this big.
Post-apocalyptic stories are a well-trodden genre, but every once in a while somebody will stumble across a new spin that makes the ideas fresh again. There’s no telling if Scorched Earth will succeed on that front, but hiring Bean is a damn good start. Although that probably means his character’s going to die. Does his casting count as a spoiler these days?
And now, here’s Sean Bean dying repeatedly.