Things are looking extremely up for Vincenzo Natali’s big screen adaptation of the best selling novel Neuromancer as some pretty big names are homing in on two starring roles. Read on for the latest.
According to Moviehole, Mark Wahlberg and Liam Neeson are mulling over offers to headline director Vicenzo Natali’s long-gestating adaptation of Neuromancer, based on the classic literary offering by William Gibson. Wahlberg, who has a solid working relationship with the film’s producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (he cast the former in Four Brothers and Shooter), would play the anti-hero Case. Neeson, who like Wahlberg will receive a pay-or-play deal, would be the twisted tool Armitage.
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 more 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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