Richard Morgan film news

Some film news regarding Richard Morgan's Altered Carbon (Canada, USA, Europe) from ScifiNow:

James McTeigue, the director of films such as V For Vendetta and Ninja Assassin, has said that he is still actively pursuing an adaptation of Altered Carbon, the Philip K Dick Award winning novel by Richard Morgan.

“I still hope to make [Altered Carbon] with Joel [Silver, producer],” said McTeigue to /Film’s Peter Sciretta. “There is a really good script that I’ve developed for a while, and I’d love to do that when the time is right, and hopefully that time will be shortly. We’ve started actively talking about that again.” Altered Carbon has been a project long in gestation, with the rights bought almost as soon as the novel was published in 2002. It has assumedly been in development hell up until this point, but the news that McTeigue is still considering the project is encouraging, even if there is no specific time frame.

Altered Carbon follows the story of Takeshi Kovacs, a former special forces operative who is released from prison to help solve the murder of a prominent figure on Earth. In the future, a person’s consciousness can be transmitted and downloaded into a different body, meaning that the murder of wealthy individuals is practically pointless, as they’ll simply restore themselves from consciousness backups into clone bodies. Kovacs works the case in a typical hard-boiled detective manner, and uncovers far-reaching consequences in the process.

4 commentaires:

Martin said...

I don't how the Wachowski sibling will be involved, as McTeigue is their man, but by judging with V for Vendetta it's a great news. The Kovac books are superb sci-fi book, and hopefully Altered carbon will be the same film noir as it is in the book.

Adam Whitehead said...

Whilst it's good news for Richard Morgan and will raise his profile significantly, I am not excited by the choice of director. V FOR VENDETTA was a terrible movie.

SteveF said...

If only a non-sucky director wasn't involved.

polishgenius said...

I thought V for Vendetta was a decent film... not a good adaptation but in its own right it was enjoyable. I could see an AC film coming out alright.