Norman Reedus is not only the fan favorite in AMC’s The Walking Dead, it seems he is also a favorite of the show’s creator, Robert Kirkman. As a result, fans will get to see him in the latest Kirkman movie being released tomorrow, Air.
Air is a post-apocalyptic drama about “about two custodians who struggle to hold onto their sanity living in an underground bunker with cryogenically frozen people meant to re-populate society,” according to an early synopsis released on Air’s IMDb page. However, the newest synopsis for Air is below.
“In the near future, breathable air is nonexistent. Virtually all of humanity has disappeared and those chosen to reestablish society reside in a controlled state of suspended animation. Two engineers (Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou) tasked with guarding the last hope for mankind struggle to preserve their own sanity and lives while administering to their vital task at hand.”
Along with this new synopsis comes an incredibly scary teaser trailer released exclusively on i09. In it, Norman Reedus has volunteered to check out a cryogenic suspension chamber. Djimon Hounsou is in charge of activating the chamber once Norman Reedus is in it. Whether the way the cryogenic suspension chamber is supposed to work the way in the clip below or if something more sinister is at play between the two characters, you will just have to check out the movie when it is released tomorrow to find out for yourself.
As i09 points out, the characters Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou play are only woken every six months to perform maintenance work in order to keep the group of cryogenically suspended genius scientists viable. The risk is though that the life-support systems are damaged and threaten to kill those on board. The sanity of Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou are also brought into question in Air, and the video below may be a result of either the broken life support systems or insanity alike.
Air has been described by most as a “claustrophobic thriller.” It is produced by Robert Kirkman. Christian Cantamessa directs Air from a screenplay written by Cantamessa and Chris Pasetto. According to Crave Online, fans of The Walking Dead will draw similarities from Air not only because Robert Kirkman and Norman Reedus are involved but because of the CDC feel to the movie. The CDC was featured in the last two episodes of the first season of The Walking Dead and presented an ominous feel of dread as viewers watched the characters come to the realization they were trapped within the CDC. Crave Online also announces that “Air succeeds where many sci-fi movies fail, by making an unbelievable story completely believable.”
To watch i09’s exclusive clip from Air, you need to click on the video image below, which will take you to the i09 website.
Air will premiere on August 14, 2015, in selected theaters and on demand.
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