Wiseman directing science fiction
Len Wiseman is set to direct Shell Game as his next film, departing once again from the realm of werewolves and bald headed action stars, he's going to be entering the world of science fiction with Shell Game.
The story is about a detective who is faced with a moral dilemma when he is investigating the black market of immortality, a story that sounds all too familiar.
It really does sound like an adaptation of the excellent novel from Richard Morgan, the Scottish science fiction writer from Stirling, called Altered Carbon (Play / Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com), a novel that begins the series of Takeshi Kovacs stories that I've become very addicted to.
“I've been wanting to make this film for the past five years, but it's a huge film and has always been too expensive to make at the level I've wanted to make it at...Now I'm finally getting a chance to do it at that level.”
I'm really not sure if this is the same project, however I do remember reading that Altered Carbon was picked up for a film, and yet the pre-writer's strike memo shows James McTeigue as directing Altered Carbon, so perhaps it isn't the same script. In fact Altered Carbon is listed as that very title in IMDB, definitely different although very similar sounding stories?