Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

DEADPOOL Director Tim Miller Will Bring NEUROMANCER to the Big Screen

DEADPOOL Director Tim Miller Will Bring NEUROMANCER to the Big Screen

Miller is now busy on a new instalment in the Terminator franchise, with James Cameron serving in an advisory capacity, after dropping out of Deadpool 2 due to creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds.

Author William Gibson's 1984 science fiction novel Neuromancer predicted many elements of our modern technology-fueled society, coining the term "cyberspace" and pioneering ideas about artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, virtual reality, and more well before those concepts were as ubiquitous as they are today. However, this is the most concrete yet; Miller will team up with 20th Century Fox, and X-Men aficionado Simon Kinberg is on board to produce.

Hollywood has long eyed an adaptation of Neuromancer, with directors such as Joseph Kahn and Vincenzo Natali attached at various points.

Miller only has Deadpool to his credit and is working on rehashing the why-won't-you-just-die-already Terminator franchise. Broke and destroying himself, Case is contacted by Molly, a heavily modified razorgirl, to work for a shadowy colonel who needs a cyberspace cowboy for a secret mission. An enigmatic figure known as Armitage recruits Case to find Peter Rivera, "a perverse psychopath who is able to create holograms with the force of his mind". Meanwhile, Tim Miller has been lining up a series of big dates in the hopes of finding someone new, but all of his projects increasingly come across as if they're hastily chosen rebounds.

That said, if Miller can pull off the impossible and actually film Neuromancer, it would probably fit right in with the kinds of movies we'll be seeing in the next few years.

Henry Dorsett Case was the sharpest data-thief in the business, until vengeful former employees crippled his nervous system. 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.

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