Tokyo Ghost: Cary Fukunaga To Direct Film Adaptation Of Comic Series At Legendary

The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Cary Fukunaga has been hired by Legendary to direct the film adaptation of Image Comics cyberpunk comic series Tokyo Ghost.

From Image Comics, the synopsis for Tokyo Ghost is as follows:

The Isles of Los Angeles 2089: Humanity is addicted to technology, a population of unemployed leisure seekers blissfully distracted from toxic contamination, who borrow, steal, and kill to buy their next digital fix. Getting a virtual buzz is the only thing left to live for. It’s the biggest industry, the only industry, the drug everyone needs, and gangsters run it all. And who do these gangsters turn to when they need their rule enforced? Constables Led Dent and Debbie Decay. This duo is about to be given a job that will force them out of the familiar squalor of Los Angeles to take down the last tech-less country on Earth: The Garden Nation of Tokyo.

The comic series was written by Rick Remender, drawn by Sean Murphy and coloured by Matt Hollingsworth, debuting in 2015. Cary Fukunaga will also be producing the project under his Parliament of Owls banner alongside Hayden Lautenbach, with Jon Silk also serving as producer under his new production company Silk Mass.