Amazon to Adapt Acclaimed Sci-Fi Short "True Skin" Into a Series

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 - 10:24AM
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 - 10:24AM
Four years ago, Stephan Zlotescu's amazingly trippy short film "True Skin" took the internet by storm. Now, it's about to become part of the Golden Age of Television, as Amazon has acquired it for a one-hour series.

"True Skin," which Zlotescu released in 2012, went viral and received massive amounts of acclaim, and was even acquired by Warner Bros. for a feature film adaptation. That project fell apart when the rights expired, but now it looks like we'll get to see an even more in-depth adaptation of this futuristic world, which provides insightful commentary on our relationship with technology today.

The short takes place in a future in which augmentation is commonplace, but only if you can afford it. The protagonist, who can't afford the sanctioned type of augmentation, turns to the black market, and ends up with a chip that starts slowly turning him into a robot--and allows him to be tracked by a shadowy government organization that wants the technology. 

The Amazon series will be directed by Zlotescu himself, which is a great sign, and his own VFX company will provide the effects. A search is currently underway for writers, and there are no cast announcements as of yet.


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