Netflix Picks Up “Altered Carbon”, Futuristic Sci-Fi Series By Laeta Kalogridis

Posted: Jan 21 2016, 6:34am CST | by , Updated: Jan 24 2016, 3:41pm CST, in News | Latest TV News


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Video streaming giant Netflix has ordered for Altered Carbon, a science-fiction movie about the future produced by Laeta Kalogridis – of Avatar, Terminator Genesis, and Shutter Island fame.

The movie is based on a 2002 sci-fi book written by Richard Morgan, the book went on to win awards. It was also titled Altered Carbon. Now a sci-fi drama series, the studio of Skydance Television was used as the production set for the movie – and then, Skydance produced Grace and Frankie shown on Netflix, Deadline reports.

Many of Richard Morgan’s books are in series which feature “Takeshi Kovacs” as the main character. Kalogridis got the rights to most of these books including Altered Carbon 4 years ago through the intervention of Mythology Entertainment – a company she set up together with Brad Fischer and James Vanderbilt as partners.

Set in the 25th century, Altered Carbon is a futuristic movie about the digitized human, where the human mind is digitized and human soul can be transferred from one body to the other.

It is a world where Takeshi Kovacs, having been jailed for 500 years as an interstellar warrior, is transported into the future he would rather not have. His ability to solve a murder will give him another chance to possibly live forever on Earth.

“Altered Carbon is one of the most seminal pieces of post-cyberpunk hard science fiction out there — a dark, complex noir story that challenges our ideas of what it means to be human when all information becomes encodable, including the human mind,” Kalogridis said when she bought the rights to the original book.

Kalogridis conceived and wrote the movie and also serves as its executive producer. David Ellison of Skydance, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross are joined as executive producers; while Fischer, Vanderbilt and others also got credit for production.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/52" rel="author">Charles I. Omedo</a>
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