Richard K. Morgan’s hard-hitting, high concept 2002 sci-fi/noir novel ALTERED CARBON is being prepped for the big-screen treatment courtesy of the recently formed Mythology Entertainment.
For those unfamiliar, ALTERED CARBON’s dense, multi-stranded story is set in the year 2411, a time when our consciousness can be downloaded – across space - from one body to the next, meaning human beings never need to ‘actually’ die. Well, if you can afford the tech that is.
The film will follow hero Takeshi Kovacs, a former soldier who’s killed during combat and awakens in a new ‘sleeve’ (body) – that of an aging, chain-smoking ex-cop – and is hired by a wealthy businessman to investigate the mysterious death of his former self.
Mythology Entertainment has also acquired the rights to the rest of the Morgan’s series, which chronicle the further adventures of the Kovacs character.
Writer of Timur Beckmambetov's NIGHT WATCH and AVATAR exexcutive producer Laeta Kalogridis has been tasked with penning the ALTERED CARBON screenplay, though no director is currently attached.
We’ll have more on this as it develops…
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