The comic book “Tokyo Ghost” about a world where people have become obsessed with technology to take them away from reality is being adapted into a feature film…
The cyberpunk comic book series “Tokyo Ghost” is being adapted into a feature film by Legendary and Cary Fukunaga has stepped on board to direct the project.
Originally released back in 2015 from Rick Remender and Sean Murphy, the 10-issue Image comic series told a story set in 2089 where “humanity is addicted to technology, a population of unemployed leisure seekers blissfully distracted from toxic contamination, who borrow, steal, and kill to buy their next digital fix.
Getting a virtual buzz is the only thing left to live for. It’s the biggest industry, the only industry, the drug everyone needs, and gangsters run it all. And who do these gangsters turn to when they need their rule enforced? Constables Led Dent and Debbie Decay. This duo is about to be given a job that will force them out of the familiar squalor of Los Angeles to take down the last tech-less country on Earth: The Garden Nation of Tokyo.
Of course, Fukunaga is best known for his work on the first season of “True Detective,” where he directed all eight episodes of the series created by Nic Pizzolatto and he most recently directed the latest James Bond film “No Time to Die,” which is expected to be released into theaters later this year after a lengthy delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rememder is expected to pen the script for the adaptation of his comic book series.