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In Spring 2015, Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou will join forces to save humanity on the silver screen

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When Norman Reedus got a call from his Walking Dead exec producer Robert Kirkman near the end of filming on season 4 in 2013, he feared the worst. ”I was like, ‘Okay, I’m getting the call. I’m gonna die on the show,”’ says Reedus. On the contrary, Kirkman was calling to hire him for a new film he was producing about two workers (played by Reedus and Djimon Hounsou) who maintain one of the underground bunkers set up to preserve the human race after the air outside has been rendered toxic. ”We’re basically just guardians of humanity,” says Hounsou. Naturally, something in the bunker goes terribly wrong. And in the vision of first-time feature director Christian Cantamessa, the facility itself provides many of the scares. ”It’s a very claustrophobic feel,” says Reedus. ”There are moments in it that are terrifying and you feel very alone and very f— ed over on many different levels.”