Amazon Studios (The Man in the High Castle) has gotten the rights to Stephan Zlotescu’s brilliant sci-fi short True Skin. While the project was originally set to become a feature film over at Warner Bros., the rights lapsed and Amazon got their hands on the hot property. Thanks to them, it’s now getting a second life as a TV series.
The Hollywood Reporter says Zlotescu, who wrote and directed the short, will helm the upcoming adaptation, currently on the hunt for writers for the new one-hour series. Scott Glassgold and his new production company, Ground Control, are attached to produce.
Set in the near future, where everyone augments their bodies (being a full human is now bad), the story follows a man who can’t afford to augment himself in the good ol’ U.S.A., so he does what everybody else would do: head to the black market in Bangkok. While there, he gets his hands on a mysterious chip that’s slowly turning him robotic and is wanted by some shadowy people.
Here’s the official synopsis:
True Skin – A sci-fi short set in the not too distant future where augmentation is the way of life. For Kaye, still a natural, augmenting will help him keep pace in this now hyper-paced world. However, after acquiring an off-market prototype, Kaye quickly finds himself fighting not only for his own humanity, but something much larger.
Zlotescu and VFX producer Vlad Caprini are set to provide the FX for the True Skin TV series through their company, Opticflavor, whose work has been featured in music videos for various artists, including Kanye West and Lady Gaga.
Are you interested in a True Skin TV series?