The US premium cable channel Showtime is planning a series adaptation of the sci-fi cult film "Gattaca". Various US media such as "Indiewire" unanimously report that the "Homeland" series creators Howard Gordon (61) and Alex Gansa are currently developing the potential series project. The 1997 dystopian sci-fi film "Gattaca" is about a society in which people are only judged on the quality of their genetic makeup.
The now envisaged series project is said to be a reboot of the original film, which will naturally be set in the same dystopian world. Further details about the plot or actors are not yet known, and the project has not yet been finally ordered for the series. Behind the scenes, Craig Borten (57), the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of "Dallas Buyers Club" is involved as co-creator and executive producer.
In the original film "Gattaca," Ethan Hawke played a human who was not genetically tested before birth and is therefore discriminated against in the society portrayed. The individuals euphemistically called "God's children" are only allowed to take on menial jobs due to their supposed genetic weaknesses, while Vincent, played by Hawke, aspires to become an astronaut. To achieve this goal, Vincent begins to massively deceive his environment and the people around him.