Altered Carbon is the fourth series of James S.A. Corey's Expanse trilogy. It was written by Daniel Abraham and his son Jon. The story follows the crew of the Rocinante, a new ship in the interstellar police force that has been on constant patrol ever since an unknown ship jumped from Sol to Mars.
Aboard the Rocinante are Captain James Holden, Naomi Nagata, the Martian Robert Connery, his first officer Edward James Olmos, and a young reporter named Amos Hayden. They are part of the "Roci" crew who have been assigned to the mission to investigate the planet Monarchia, which appears to be on the brink of war with its neighboring Regulonia system. However, when a distress signal leads them into a treacherous sector of space called the Rubicon, they begin to suspect that they are not alone.
The Resleeved of Altered Carbon take place some four years after the last novel, Dead Stop. While going on their first assignment, they get caught up in a battle with the Ganymede and are forced to leave the Rocinante. While searching for fuel and water at a destroyed colony, they came across a corpse that contained a message from Naomi stating that she had killed two of her former crew members. Shortly after, Holden and his crewmates were attacked by the Ganymede.
The Resleeved shows the crew of the Rocinante through different areas of the Martian desert, discovering a new reality that gives them an opportunity to change the future of humanity. However, when the name of Naomi's former lover comes up during a discussion of the situation, Holden discovers that the identity of the Ganymede that attacked them is the former partner of Naomi's father, revealing a much more complicated and dangerous situation than he could have ever imagined.
During the filming of the movie, Joss Whedon and David Goyer worked closely with J. Michael Straczynski and Greg Nicotero to produce a highly action-packed and visually stunning series. They wanted the movie to be just as visually exciting as the books and the series. They also wanted the cast to be in top physical condition and to take full advantage of all the tools and equipment available to them.
Among the many contributions made by Laura Vandervoort, David Hewlett, and Gemma Whelan were their scenes as Holden's love interest, Naomi, as well as their scenes as the crew of the Rocinante. Aside from these actors, the movie also starred Asa Butterfield, Ron Perlman, and Steve Lyons. The main role of Steve Lyons, played by Ron Perlman, was actually written out of the movie due to scheduling conflicts.
As much as the story of Altered Carbon is intriguing, the movie can't really be compared to the book. The novel, however, does have a very unique atmosphere and one of the main reasons why this series has remained so popular. The Resleeved of Altered Carbon has only a small number of these kinds of moments in each book, while the movies has far more action and scenes where one of the characters might be convinced to become their own person or die trying.
While there are still no films in the works as of this writing, the Resleeved of Altered Carbon will soon be available on DVD, so fans can see how the authors envisioned it. For fans who are more interested in watching it in all its glory, they can watch it online. Some of the biggest sources of information on the films include Cracked, Wikipedia, and Cracked.com.