Robert Kirkman is best known as the creator and writer of The Walking Dead, the popular zombie comics that he helped AMC turn into an even bigger smash television show. While we talk a lot about walking corpses, especially The Walking Dead, we have to admit that we’re pretty stoked to hear that Kirkman is taking a turn into harder, more straight up science fiction. There’s still the proposed Walking Dead spinoff in the works, but in the meantime, Kirkman is going turning his attention to the sci-fi thriller Air, and he’s bringing along a familiar face.
Heat Vision reports that, not being satisfied with ruling the airwaves, Kirkman is going to produce Air, with Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou in the headliner slots. Christian Cantamessa, who was the designer for videogames like Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas co-wrote the script with Chris Pasetto. The only other credit on Pasetto’s resume is a short called How I Survived the Zombie Apocalypse, but he is still going to make his directorial debut on what is said to be a very low-budget affair. Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment, an ever growing little business, what with various comics and television programs in the works, will produce the picture, and Sony is already in negotiations to snap up the distribution rights.