Mankind survives in outer space; living and dying on a gigantic moving spaceship. Everything is regulated by a master A.I. that controls air and water quality as well as monitors population growth. And everything is connected using “flywire,” a computer interface attached to the brain; with it a person has instant access to libraries, movies, virtual reality and so on. Without a flywire, one is disconnected from the collective and mundane takes become outright chores.
Why should it be a movie?
The story is compelling, it has twists, turns, friendships, betrayals, cops and geeks, all centered on a boy in search of his mother. Hollywood loves chase scenes and there are plenty in this story, not to mention guns that shoot around corners, bombs embedded in chests and a foul mouthed dwarf. Even more so, the futuristic feel of the plot lends itself for a big screen adaption as there’s an underlining theme; how does a disconnected person survive in a world built and based on technology?
More About Flywires
Writer: Chuck Austen
Artist: Matt Cossin
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