From the studio that brought you Lone Survivor and the writers of the upcoming Bruce Willis retired-cop-dragged-back-into-the-gig thriller The Prince comes Vice. Described as having a “Westworld-meets-Grand Theft Auto vibe,” the futuristic tale is set at a Sodom and Gomorrah-esque resort where a staff of androids become fantasy objects for the rich and famous. There, people live out their darkest desires guilt-free since the memories of the bots are reset each night. One female robo-courtesan experiences a glitch, which floods her with horrific memories, and she vows revenge.
So far Vice sounds a hell of a lot like Joss Whedon’s underrated Dollhouse, which took place at the nefarious Rossum Corporation. In the Eliza Dushku-starring series, a team of Dolls (known as Actives) were programmed to fulfill similar fantasies, but the increasingly self-aware Echo (Dushku) threatens the operation. You should binge-watch the series on Netflix this weekend if you haven't seen it.
No director has been attached to potentially big, sexy, messy Vice just yet, but the company sees the project as an action-thriller. However, it’s never too soon to fantasize about Paul Verhoeven taking the reins.
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