Fukunaga has signed on to direct an adaptation of the cyberpunk Tokyo Ghost comic for Netflix. Fukunaga recently directed the latest James Bond movie.
Cary Fukunaga has signed on to direct an upcoming film adaptation of the dystopian sci-fi comic, Tokyo Ghost, coming from Netflix. The Image Comics 10-issue series was written by Rick Remender, drawn by Sean Murphy, and colored by Matt Hollingsworth in 2015 with a possibly unfinished ending.
THR reports that Fukunaga will direct the Netflix feature film based on the cyberpunk series. the Real detective director recently directed the last Daniel Craig James bond movie, No time to die which is on track for a premiere this October. Before producing Real detective much discussed Season 1, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, the filmmaker directed a haunting rendition of Jane eyre with Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender in 2011. He later directed Beasts of no nation and Netflix’s Maniac mini series.
The adaptation is being developed by Legendary Entertainment, the production company behind Godzilla vs. Kong. Fukunaga will also produce with Hayden Lautenbach through Parliament of Owls, the production company behind The alienist: angel of darkness. Remender has been used to write the script. No casting announcements have been made.
Here is the official synopsis of Ghost tokyo, the comic:
The Isles of Los Angles 2089 – Humanity is addicted to technology. Getting a virtual drone is the only thing left to live for, and the gangsters control it all. And who do these gangsters turn to when they need their rule enforced? Agents Led Dent and Debbie Decay are about to get a job that will force them out of the family misery of Los Angeles and into the last techless country on Earth: the Garden Nation of Tokyo.
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