Synopsis: “In the distant future, human consciousness can be digitized and downloaded into different bodies. Brought back to life after 250 years by Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) the richest man on Earth, ex-Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman / Will Yun Lee) must solve Bancroft’s attempted murder for the chance to live again in a world he doesn’t recognize.”
You know, this is an interesting premise. Even with everyone falling all over themselves over the flop that was BR2049, Neflix having the reins on this one makes us feel like Altered Carbon will be a cyberpunk story that actually feels like…well, cyberpunk. At first glance the story makes it feel like your typical whitewashed sci-fi, but based on this trailer (and a bit of info about the book its based on) it may actually work in this case as it looks like they’ve double-billed the lead character as Kinnaman and Will Yun Lee. Hopefully that means both actors will get a fair bit of screen time, but only time will tell on that one. Either way, it looks pretty rad.
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