Vincenzo Natali (Cube/Cypher/Splice) has been attached to a lot of scifi-themed movie lately, from JG Ballard’s High Rise, Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams’ Tunnels series, and most anticipated, William Gibson’s Neuromancer.
But, alas, fate has taken a different turn again: his next film project goes by the name of Haunter.
Haunter comes from an original screenplay by Brian King, who also wrote Natali’s Cypher in 2002, and is described as “reverse ghost story”, told from the perspective of the haunter not the haunted, probably more “The Others” than “Beetlejuice” and will start shooting March in Toronto.
But what does that mean for Neuromancer? it was supposed to go into pre-production mode last May, and taking off in the first quarter of this year, which is obviously not going to happen now.
Still, there is progress to report: At last years TIFF Nexus Panel Producer Jay Firestone (Lost Girl) and Natali shared some insight into the process of developing the Neuromancer movie and game adaption, and all those who are just looking for the skinny, will find transcribed highlights of this talk over here.