Will Imaginative Sci-Fi Short True Skin Work as a Series?
Acclaimed Sci-Fi short True Skin, by Stephan Zlotescu, is being adapted into a one-hour series, in partnership with Amazon Studios, best known for The Man in the High Castle and Mozart in the Jungle. Although the rights previously belonged to Warner Bros, who were set to adapt the short film into a feature-length movie, the rights lapsed and Amazon Studios jumped at the opportunity to acquire the rights. Attached to the series are Scott Glassgold and his new production company, Ground Control, who will be working with Zlotescu, the writer and director of the short film. The search for the writers is underway, and no casting has been announced yet.
Although the short film lasts for just 6 minutes, there are plenty of fertile ideas presented for inclusion in the series. It remains to be seen how the new producers plan on incorporating the interesting visuals featured in the short film, as they represent one of the most interesting elements of the short film. Amazon Studios is looking to Opticflavor, a VFX company headed by Zlotescu and Vlad Caprini to handle the visual effects for the series, so they should have no problem recreating the look
The official synopsis of the show is as follows: 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.
It will be exciting to see how Amazon Studios will adapt this wonderful and imaginative short film. Here’s to hoping we’ll be getting a great new sci-fi series. Also, for those who haven’t seen the original short film, feast your eyes on this: