Post-Cyberpunk Novel ‘Altered Carbon’ Gets Adapted

Mythology Entertainment, the recently minted banner formed by Brad Fischer, Laeta Kalogridis and James Vanderbilt, has acquired feature rights to Richard Morgan’s sci-fier Altered Carbon, reports Variety.

Kalogridis, who penned Shutter Island and exec produced Avatar, will adapt the novel along with David Goodman.

The deal for “Altered Carbon” also covers books in Morgan’s “Takeshi Kovacs” series. “Altered Carbon” was previously set up with Warner-based Joel Silver.

First published in 2002, “ “Altered Carbon” is set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories and consciousness “re-sleeved” into new bodies. The story follows specially trained soldier Takeshi Kovacs, who’s downloaded from an off-world prison and into the body of a disgraced cop at the behest of a highly influential aristocrat who’s convinced he was murdered and wants Kovacs to find out the truth.

Fischer, Kalogridis and Vanderbilt will produce, with Mike Medavoy and Arnie Messer exec producing.