DEADPOOL Director Boards NEUROMANCER Adaptation

Joanna Estrada
August 11, 2017

Simon Kinberg, who worked with the Deadpool director and is helming the new X-Men film, is set to produce the cyberpunk film.

Author William Gibson's 1984 science fiction novel Neuromancer predicted many elements of our modern technology-fueled society, coining the term "cyberspace" and pioneering ideas about artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, virtual reality, and more well before those concepts were as ubiquitous as they are today.

It has now been reported that another attempt is being made to adapt the classic book, with Deadpool's Tim Miller tapped to direct. Neuromancer has always been a target for adaptation, but has never made it before cameras: Torque director Joseph Kahn was in line to direct in 2007, while Cube and Splice director Vincenzo Natali was later attached to the project. Neuromancer won the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick Awards and is the story of Case, a console cowboy who stole from one of his employers. Broke and destroying himself, Case is contacted by Molly, a heavily modified razorgirl, to work for a shadowy colonel who needs a cyberspace cowboy for a secret mission. An enigmatic figure known as Armitage recruits Case to find Peter Rivera, "a perverse psychopath who is able to create holograms with the force of his mind".

Because it takes well find a benefit in the period that we now live in, where everything seems at minimum destined to be remade, it's that the old projects are impossible to climb resurface and this time, they seem to be on track to be achieved. Cameron is due to regain certain rights to THE TERMINATOR soon and is hoping to reinvent the franchise with a new trilogy. That film is expected to start production next spring.

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