From the creators of Titanium Rain comes Utopiates…
AudioComics is proud to bring 01Publishing’s ultimate bet with the mind to audio in 2014. A cyberpunk noir in the vein of William Gibson and Philip K. Dick, Utopiates to a dystopian future, where the impossible has been achieved: human personalities, complete with memories, have been distilled into narcotic form. These drugs are called “utopiates,” a merging of the words utopia and opiate, allowing users to swap personalities with the “mental imprints” of other people.
This common thread links the lives of three very different people addicted to swapping souls together, their stories unfolding over the course of an hour: their pasts, their needs, and their connections to a mysterious woman called “The Prophet,” whose equally mysterious plans may bring war to the streets of Los Angeles.
AudioComics will record the adaptation of the graphic novel in 2014 in Portland, ME from a script by Josh Finney, directed by William Dufris. Cast in the production are Denise Poirier, star of the MTV anime series Æon Flux and “Verloona Ti” in AudioComics’ 2010 production of Starstruck, and Elizabeth Knowelden from the award-winning Titanium Rain audio movie.
Further, AudioComics and 01Publishing will collaborate on a Kickstarter campaign to raise production funds beginning in mid-March: perks include original art, commissioned sketches, and CD’s and digital downloads! And if the campaign’s stretch goal is reached, a series of spin-off audio movies will be recorded as part of the Utopiates: Urban Legends series, with the first episode to be written by noted author and film/television scribe John Shirley (The Crow, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the A Song Called Youth trilogy).
Also coming from AudioComics and 01Publishing: Titanium Rain: Embedded, an audiobook tie-in to the TR series, bridging the gap between Episode One and the forthcoming Episode Two. Narrated by JP Guimont (Horrorscopes, Gamadin: Word of Honor), Embedded introduces us to war correspondent Matt Stewart, whose journal offers new and personal insights re: the Civil War. (Note: Matt Stewart will return in TR 2.)
Don’t forget our slate of previous productions…
Molly Danger, Episode One
Titanium Rain, Episode One
Honey West: Murder on Mars
The Domino Lady: All’s Fair in War
Gamadin: Word of Honor
Battle for LA
…are all available through Audible, iTunes, Amazon, Amazon Mp3, CDBaby, ZBS, Audiobooks.com, Findaway World, 7Digital, Discount Comic Book Resources, and Moonstone Books Online.
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