Beware of this, especially if you are fond of the fantastic genre. Netflix has just presented the first and incredible trailer of ‘Altered Carbon’ , one of its big bets for next year. The series is based on the homonymous novel of subgenre cyberpunk written by Richard K. Morgan , and it is released on February 2 , 2018.
The story takes place in a future in which the human mind can be digitized, downloaded into a “cortical pile” and placed in a new body. The series follows the adventures of Envoy’s soldier Takeshi Kovacs ( Joel Kinnaman ), who comes back to life centuries after his death to investigate the unsuccessful murder of Laurens Bancroft ( James Purefoy ), the richest man on Earth. As the investigation progresses, Kovacs discovers that his past is not as buried as he thought …
The original plan of the producer Laeta Kalogridis (‘Shutter Island’, ‘Alita: Battle Angel’) was to transfer the original work to the big screen but the film studios did not provide the artistic freedom necessary to tell the story properly; luckily, Netflix appeared, we are already seeing that it has no problem in giving green light to millionaire budgets that were previously reserved for Hollywood ( ‘Bright’ has cost close to 100 million dollars and ‘The Irishman’ could overcome that barrier) .
” The complexity of the story requires, as is often the case in the” noir, “an extremely twisted criminal mystery, but it also had to be a tough adult tone ,” Kalogridis tells EW, before mentioning “Logan” as an example of what what they have in mind A risky project for the cinema that usually does not work, but luckily, on television they are now braver.