With a big opening weekend ahead of him, Vincenzo Natali took a few moments at a recent Q&A in LA to let fans in on just what the visionary director would like to tackle in the future.
Natali is looking at three different books for possible adaptation – Brian Williams and Roderick Gordon’s young adult series Tunnels, the ever-so-controversial William Gibson novel Neuromancer, and finally an adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s High Rise, which Natali promises would make his latest flick “look like a Disney movie.” Here’s to hoping these happen. Bring ’em on, brother!
Check out the literary synopses of each below courtesy of Amazon.
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 …
14-year-old Will Burrows has little in common with his strange, dysfunctional family. In fact, the only bond he shares with his eccentric father is a passion for archaeological excavation. So when Dad mysteriously vanishes, Will is compelled to dig up the truth behind his disappearance. He unearths the unbelievable: a secret subterranean society. “The Colony” has existed unchanged for a century, but it’s no benign time capsule of a bygone era–because the Colony is ruled by a cultlike overclass, the Styx. Before long — before he can find his father — Will is their prisoner …
High Rise Synopsis:
From the author of the Sunday Times bestseller Cocaine Nights comes an acclaimed backlist title — the unnerving tale of life in a modern tower block running out of control — now reissued in new cover style. Within the concealing walls of an elegant forty-story tower block, the affluent tenants are hell-bent on an orgy of destruction. Cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on ‘enemy’ floors and the once-luxurious amenities become an arena for technological mayhem! In this classic visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as the inhabitants of the high-rise, driven by primal urges, recreate a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.
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