Geekery: A New Action Packed Look at ‘Altered Carbon’

We’ve gotten a look at Kovacs’ past. In this trailer we get a better look at his present.

At its heart Altered Carbon is a murder mystery. It’s set in a universe where people don’t die, they just move on to a new body using a system called a cortical stack. The tech downloads a person’s consciousness to a disk that can be moved from body to body.

The story focuses on Takeshi Kovacs, a revolutionary, brought back by a man trying to solve his own murder after hundreds of years after being put on ice.

Late last month Netflix shared a behind the scenes look that showed Kovacs before being brought back. This new trailer is firmly planted in the present, and it has a ton of action.

My thinking on this is the same as on Bright: if this were a wide, theater release I’d probably pass. Since it’s on Netflix my expectations are different. The story is compelling enough (hopefully they don’t make it overly complicated), and it’s in a universe that’s interesting. And I like Joel Kinnaman. I’ll totally hang out on my couch and watch it.

Altered Carbon hits Netflix on February 2nd.

  • Cergorach

    The books were great! This looks interesting. Most movies aren’t worth going to the bios anymore imho.

  • Aurion Shidhe

    Actually, people can die. You can wipe out their cortical stack. A plasma blast to the head can do it. If they aren’t backed up, and only the wealthy can afford that regularly, they can be “killed”.