A Game of Thrones actor Sean Bean is set to star in a new apocalyptic thriller titled Scorched Earth. Bean, infamous for his reputation of portraying doomed characters, is set to play the role of a bounty hunter named Atticus Gage.
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.
The feature will be the first movie for director Brad Turner, who is best known for his work on television series 24. It is based on a script by Bobby Mort and Kevin Leeson, both of whom have directed, starred in, or written scripts for a number of television programs and feature films. At this time, there has not been a date set for the film to begin production.