Some quick horror type casting updates here for you!
First up is The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus (above) who is set to star in the Robert Kirkman produced sci-fi thriller, Air. Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, Gladiator) is also set to star.
Christian Cantamessa, the video game hot shot who co-wrote and was lead designer for games such as Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, wrote the script with Chris Pasetto and will make his feature directorial debut with the low-budget pic.
Kirkman will produce with David Alpert, the Circle of Confusion partner that also exec produces Walking Dead. Also producing is Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, whose credits include exec producing the Insidious movies, and Chris Ferguson.
The story is set in an underground cryogenic facility after a nuclear fallout renders the atmosphere unbreathable. Air centers on its two custodial workers (Reedus, Hounsou), who take care of the cryogenically sleeping personnel that are to re-establish society, but they struggle to preserve their own sanity and lives while maintaining the extremely fragile environment of the last livable place on earth.
James Badge Dale (above) has battled the undead in World War Z, and also faced maneating wolves in The Grey, and he is now set to battle ghosts in a new supernatural thriller called Spectral.
Per The Wrap:
Nic Mathieu is directing the movie, which Jillian Share and Alex Hedlund are overseeing for Legendary.
The original treatment, which was described as a supernatural “Black Hawk Down,” was purchased from Ian Fried, though George Nolfi wrote the script with an assist from rewriter John Gatins.
According to Deadline:
The premise of the project is centered on a modern-day, militaristic, and gritty approach to fighting the supernatural. Sources say the pitch, which sold for six figures, has been described as a darker and more serious take on a Ghostbusters-like story, with a plot that revolves around a special ops group formed to bring down evil ghosts that have taken over Manhattan. Locations and details might change over the course of the writing, however.