Despite dropping out of Deadpool 2 due to creative differences, Fox seems eager to keep director Tim Miller around for future projects.
It has just been announced that Miller will direct the upcoming Fox film Neuromancer, adapted from the titular cyberpunk novel by William Gibson. Alongside him will be Simon Kinberg, screenwriter for Mr. & Mrs. Smith and a producer on The Martian, who will serve as a producer for this new film.
Considered a classic in modern science fiction literature and a staple of creative writing college classes everywhere, the multi award-winning novel follows a washed up computer hacker who is hired by a mysterious, vaguely militaristic employer in order to complete the ultimate hacking mission and help create a super AI.
Despite its incredible popularity, there have been few adaptations of Neuromancer besides a graphic novel, a video game and even an opera developed throughout the late 1980s and 1990s.
Film adaptations have been even trickier to get off the ground. Various attempts to make this film include the rumors in 2007 that director Joseph Kahn was set to develop the project and cast actress Milla Jovovich in a lead role, and the 2010 news that Splice director Vincenzo Natali was working on a script with actors Liam Neeson and Mark Wahkberg being eyed as the main character. Chinese company C2M also threw its hat into the ring when it removed Natali from the project and began to fund its own adaptation in 2015, but there was no further news following this initial development.
This time around, it looks like we will finally get to see Neuromancer make it to the big screen.
What are your thoughts on this latest movie news? Are you a fan of the Neuromancer novel and can’t wait to see it on screen after so many years of development hell? Tell us what you think in the comments!
Source: Screen Rant