William Gibson’s 1984 cyberpunk novel “Neuromancer” is to be adapted for the big screen by 20th Century Fox, with Deadpool director Tim Miller set to helm the project.
Miller, whose sole feature-length directorial credit came on 2016’s surprise superhero hit, will be adding Neuromancer to his slate of films that already includes an adaptation of sci-fi novel “Influx” for Fox, and a silver-screen adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog.
“Neuromancer” is a Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick award winner that centres on a male character who has access to a worldwide virtual reality network taken away from him and must work to get back in. The novel is set in Japan, though details regarding the location of the movie have yet to be revealed.
X-Men producer Simon Kinberg will produce the project on behalf of Fox.
There is currently no release date for this film.