The horror world has been waiting to see what Vincenzo Natali’s next move is going to be film-wise as the director has stated that he’s interested in working on several projects that have been floating about. Today the announcement came.
According to Market Watch Natali has been tapped to direct a live action adaptation of the William Gibson novel Neuromancer for Seven Arts Pictures and Prodigy Pictures in conjunction with Telefilm Canada.
Judging from the novel’s synopsis below, this sounds way more sci-fi than it does horror so unless things change you may not hear much about it here on DC. Still, Vincenzo is a visionary filmmaker and we’re positive he’s just the guy to knock this kind of material out of the park.
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…
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