Netflix goes massive with a brand new trailer for cyberpunk homicide thriller Altered Carbon
Netflix has launched a brand new, full-length trailer for its upcoming present Altered Carbon, a tech noir thriller about fixing a homicide in a world the place dying has misplaced all that means.
Primarily based off of Richard Ok. Morgan’s novel by the identical identify, Altered Carbon is about three centuries sooner or later, the place folks can switch their consciousness from one physique to a different — if they will afford it. The trailer likens it to an individual shedding their pores and skin like a snake, permitting them to probably reside perpetually. Takeshi Kovacs (performed by each Joel Kinnaman and Will Yun Lee) is a body-hopping soldier referred to as an Envoy who’s killed on a distant planet, however wakes up once more 250 years in a while Earth. He’s been resurrected by a rich man named Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) to analyze Bancroft’s personal dying.
We’ve seen a few quick teasers for the present already, one which introduces the consciousness-transferring know-how, whereas the opposite targeted on the story’s uncommon homicide thriller. This new trailer for the present reveals simply how massive Netflix is taking the story. Not solely does it have an advanced story, nevertheless it showcases an enormous, futuristic world that evokes the cyberpunk aesthetics of Blade Runner.
The massive-budget Altered Carbon appears riskier than a few of Netflix’s previous investments; Kinnaman has described the collection as “a world that’s acquired a much bigger price range than the primary three seasons of Recreation of Thrones.” The streaming service is doubling down in hopes that it’ll turn out to be a status style hit like HBO’s Recreation of Thrones or Westworld. Morgan’s novel has loads of thematically comparable materials to work with — political intrigue, advanced ethical selections, intercourse, and violence — however we’ll have to attend till the present’s debut on February 2nd to see the way it measures up.
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