Sean BeanSean Bean is set to star in Scorched Earth, a post-apocalyptic action film which 24’s Brad Turner will direct from a screenplay by Bobby Mort and Kevin Leeson.

After the Earth suffered an environmental collapse and billions died, mankind has finally re-established a rudimentary society, with a new set of laws for the ravaged wastelands. Atticus Gage (Bean) is a bounty hunter who is very similar to the criminals he hunts. When Gage is presented with the bounty of a lifetime, he cannot resist, and goes off in search of the most wanted criminal in these badlands.

This is the feature directing debut for Emmy winner Turner, who has over 200 TV episodes under his belt with series that include 24, for which he won an Emmy and was exec producer for the show’s last two seasons. He was co-executive producer for the first season of the CBS drama Hawaii Five-0 and his other credits include Showtime’s superb Homeland, Alcatraz, Psych, The Secret Circle, and Nikita.

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Bean, meanwhile, is still missed on the HBO series Game of Thrones.

Scorched Earth will be produced by Jamie Goehring and Kevin Leeson. Shawn Williamson and Daniel Zirilli will be executive producers and VMI Worldwide will handle worldwide sales.

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