Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Deadpool Director to Helm Neuromancer Movie

Deadpool Director to Helm Neuromancer Movie

The site reports that Fox has been looking for a major project for Miller since then. Miller's attention right now is on the resurrection of The Terminator franchise that he is teamed on creatively with creator James Cameron.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Miller, who directed last year's R-rated comic book movie Deadpool, will helm the adaptation of William Gibson's 1984 sci-fi novel, with X-Men film franchise producer Simon Kinberg on board to produce.

The novel helped establish Gibson as one of the genre's best writers, and has been particularly influential for not only setting the tone of gritty, cyberpunk dystopias, but also popularizing the term "cyberspace" itself. Along with Ryan Reynolds, Miller had a huge influence on getting the Marvel character onto the screen, creating the test footage that eventually leaked, caused an online sensation, and it widely regarded as the reason the feature film was greenlit. A writer has not yet been attached.

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Neuromancer fits this bill perfectly. A mysterious benefactor offers to restore Case's health and connection to the network if he pulls off a hard job for him: hack an artificial intelligence that's orbiting the planet. It's got different stakes, different things happen, some pretty tragic, dark s**t happens in the first part of the film, in the beginning, and the rest of the film is kind of dealing with that, so that's interesting. After all, Miller has a lot of half-projects on the go at the moment, and with this movie's slow development up to this point, it's possible that this might be just another fizzled attempt.

In the meantime, question for Neuromancer fans: is this one of those novels you really, really want to see adapted, or one of those novels that probably won't work as a movie and that's why it's taken this long for someone to actually make a Neuromancer movie?

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