Sean Bean to Star in ‘Scorched Earth’ for ’24’ Director Brad Turner

Sean Bean, star of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," will play a bounty hunter in pursuit of the biggest outlaw on earth

Last Updated: September 8, 2012 @ 6:40 PM

Sean Bean will star in “Scorched Earth,” a post-apocalyptic action movie from Emmy-winning director Brad Turner.

Bean, the “Lord of the Rings” and “Game of Thrones” star, will play Atticus Gage, a bounty hunter in pursuit of the most wanted criminal around.

Gage lives in a world devastated by environmental collapse, where billions have died and civilization has only stabilized in a primordial form.

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Bean last appeared in Maxim Korostyshevsky's "Soldiers of Fortune" and can next be seen in "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D." The British actor has signed on to play Detective Benny Griessel in the "Devil's Peak" trilogy, which must still be adapted from Deno Meyer's popular book series.

Turner, director for shows like “24,” “Homeland” and “Bones,” will direct his first feature film frmo a script by Bobby Mort and Kevin Leeson. He won an Emmy in 2006 as a producer of “24,” which won Best Drama Series.

Leeson is also producing with Jamie Goehring. Shawn Williamson and Daniel Zirilli will executive produce while VMI Worldwide will take care of worldwide sales.

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