Huh. Synchronicity much?
Vincenzo Natali, director of Cube, Cypher and the forthcoming subject of the last post, Splice - my second most highly anticipated film of 2010 after Chris Nolan's Inception - is to helm an adaptation of William Gibson's literary cyberpunk landmark, Neuromancer.
The story just broke. This is what I would call Very Good News - especially considering the caliber of the talent previously attached to the project. Hayden Christensen was to star (need I say more?) with veritable unknown director Joseph Khan in the big chair, whose previous work on music videos by the likes of Britney Spears, Blink 182 and the Backstreet Boys hardly told a happy tale of the Neuromancer adaptation's prospects.
Natali, meanwhile, after an absence of some years, looks to be making his much-anticipated return with great vengeance and furious anger via Splice, and the Neuromancer movie sounds like a perfect fit to his talents.
Though I'll confess: I have a few of his books in the big ol' library, Neuromancer included, but I haven't read any William Gibson. Anyone out there prepared to act as his champion?