Whereas we wait to seek out out the “when” and “who” of the “Hardcore” adaptation, the “what” of the mission is a bit clearer. And even when we do not know precisely what Kirkman conjured up for his “Hardcore” define, the truth that the brand new movie relies on the world he and Marc Silvestri created within the comics means we have now a normal concept of what is in retailer.
Those that’ve even casually learn “Hardcore” know what’s in retailer is a hyper-violent sci-fi delight about Agent Drake, a soldier who units out to primarily save the world by getting the arms of others bloody. He is in a position to take action by way of a harmful little bit of know-how that enables an individual to take over the thoughts of an unsuspecting human host, and management their our bodies to their very own wants … which frequently means getting access to, or assassinating, enemies of the state.
When “Hardcore” begins, that tech (dubbed The Hardcore Program) is hijacked by a nefarious and mysterious entity, with Agent Drake changing into trapped in a bunch physique and dealing with a 72-hour deadline to determine who took this system over, and learn how to cease them. Sure, the plot of “Hardcore” sounds eerily much like that of Brandon Cronenberg’s 2020 sci-fi stunner “Possessor.” Whereas the plots are comparable sufficient on the floor, although, Kirkman and the “Hardcore” workforce take issues in a really totally different course, using the techno-phobic madness in service of an action-packed thriller epic in scale, but nonetheless surprisingly private.
We merely can not wait to see what Wingard does with the twisty narrative that setup evokes. Keep tuned for extra particulars.