Sean Bean Gets Post-Apocalyptic In Scorched Earth

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Sean BeanSean Bean has been in some terrible movies, but even in those, he’s always strong. He’s a grizzled, leathery badass of a sort they don’t make much anymore, a trait the English-born actor has used to great effect in the likes of “Game of Thrones” and “GoldenEye”. Now Bean has a new project percolating, a post-apocalyptic jaunt called “Scorched Earth”.

While Bean combined with the words “post-apocalyptic” are more than enough to get me to watch a movie, check out this description. “Scorched Earth” takes place in “the future after an environmental disaster which left billions dead and turned the planet into a ravaged wasteland.” A ravaged wasteland is promising, but there’s more. Bean’s character will be, “Atticus Gage, a bounty hunter, who receives the bounty of a lifetime to track the world’s most wanted criminal in these devastated badlands.”

Only a guy like Bean can pull off a name like Atticus Gage. You’d think about laughing, but he’d shoot you one of those intense, chilling looks he’s so good at, and you’ll swallow your mirth and hope he doesn’t slap you. Bean can do it and make it feel natural, while a guy like Will Smith playing someone named Cypher Raige (in M. Night Shyamalan’s “After Earth”) is comical.

“Scorched Earth” is currently being pitched at the Toronto International Film Festival. If I had money I would bankroll this myself. The script comes from Bobby Mort (“Circle of Pain”, “Beatdown”) and Kevin Leeson (“Mongolian Death Worm”), with Brad Turner (“24”) attached to direct. How can you go wrong with a team like that in place?

Via : Heat Vision

Author: Brent McKnight

Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight
  • LionHeart

    Wonder how he’ll die…

    • http://twitter.com/BrentMMcKnight Brent McKnight

      I wonder if he has that written into every contract, that he has do die.

      I’m voting post-apocalyptic cannibals.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

        Suicide in order to get the bad guy and save the girl and her spunky kid. Or something similar.

        • http://twitter.com/BrentMMcKnight Brent McKnight

          Ooh, that’s good.

          • mike

            something like how leon went out

    • Wingcm

      That made me laugh. Man that guy has died in a lot of movies. And he’ll probably die in the upcoming Silent Hill film as well.

  • justjoe

    Slowly dies on an arrow through the knee. However he kills the bad guy and makes it just to the end credits.

    • http://twitter.com/BrentMMcKnight Brent McKnight

      His death will have to be triumphant in some way. Nix’s theory about saving the girl or a child or a cute puppy dog sounds the most likely.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

        LOL. You know, gruff, world-weary hero cares about nothing but the bucks, then he meets a girl/kid who changes his life, blah blah blah.