But there's a hitch to this form of immortality, and that's the side-effect of a rise in murders, and hence, the plot of the story, a murder investigation. I know this sounds familiar, AKA, Blade Runner to some degree (AI in a body), The Matrix, Avatar, Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, and whatever else you can think of!
But it's got my man, Joel Kinnaman staring in it. I love the rough and tumble voice of his and his film presence. Now I just wish he would land a GOOD role that will help him build his career.
Joel Kinnaman is a Swedish actor whom I first spotted in the 2014 series, The Killing. Loved him in that. Since then he's been in one thing or another, like Knight of Cups, Child 44, Suicide Squad and House of Cards.
Now he'll be in this series, plus he has one movie in post-production right now, called Three Seconds.
Here is the official synopsis/press release for Altered Carbon:
Based on the classic cyberpunk noir novel by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon is an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future. Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the lone surviving soldier in a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. His mind was imprisoned, “on ice”, for centuries until Laurens Bancroft, an impossibly wealthy, long-lived man, offers Kovacs the chance to live again. In exchange, Kovacs has to solve a murder … that of Bancroft himself.
Altered Carbon is adapted by writer-producer Laeta Kalogridis (Alita: Battle Angel) and director Miguel Sapochnik (of “Battle of the Bastards” fame from Game of Thrones). It’s set to debut on February 2, 2018 on Netflix.
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