Neuromancer (TBA)

Directed by: Vincenzo Natali

U.S. Opening Date: TBA



Here is the novel that started it all, launching the cyberpunk generation, and the first novel to win the holy trinity of science fiction: the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award and the Philip K. Dick Award. With Neuromancer, William Gibson introduced the world to cyberspace - and science fiction has never been the same.

Case was the hottest computer cowboy cruising the information superhighway - jacking his consciousness into cyberspace, soaring through tactile lattices of data and logic, rustling encoded secrets for anyone with the money to buy his skills. Then he double-crossed the wrong people, who caught up with him in a big way - and burned the talent out of his brain, micron by micron. Banished from cyberspace, trapped in the meat of his physical body, Case courted death in the high-tech underworld. Until a shadowy conspiracy offered him a second chance - and a cure - for a price....


As much as we here at Sci-Fi Movie Page love William Gibson's books, we just remind ourselves that the last the last Gibson book to have been filmed starring a wooden leading man was the dismal Johnny Mnemonic and we then get cold shudders all over. Plus this $70 million independently produced movie is to be directed by the guy who did Torque and we're running away in abject fear . . .

Besides, the sad truth is that though Gibson's breakthrough 1985 novel actually predates the Internet, the whole cyberspace / hacker thing has been done to death in several rotten 1990s movies such as Lawnmower Man 2 and Hackers . . .





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