'Futuristic Violence And Fancy Suits': David Wong's Libertarian Supervillain Novel Will Be A TV Show From 'House Of Cards' Creators

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'Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits' also has a cat named Stink Machine. Thomas Dunne Books

The newest David Wong book, Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits , has an obvious and wonderful pedigree. Set in the ultra-capitalist, unregulated desert city of Tabula Rasa, Futuristic Violence sutures together the chaotic urban stacks of The Fifth Element, cluttered markets of Blade Runner, societal breakdown of Snow Crash, violent social landscape of The Running Man and populist class consciousness of Transmetropolitan. It’s a future where absolutely anything can be bought with enough money, while the rest of the country gorges on the violence and spectacle spun out of the oozing excess. Not only is it a fine-tuned critique of our urban upper classes and social media voyeurism, but the novel also happens to be one of our great modern superhero stories, with a message that flies in the face of DC and Marvel: superpowers make you an asshole.

And now Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits will be a TV show, from the studio that created House of Cards for Netflix, Media Rights Capital (which is currently producing Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver and The Dark Tower adaptation).

David Wong announced the adaptation on Facebook and Twitter.

That’s all we know, for now, but expect to hear a lot more about the Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits adaptation in the future. And if you’re looking for a ripping read, Wong’s latest is one of the most fast-paced and funny sci-fi books out there, dense with imaginative imagery from a future gone horribly wrong.

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