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June 20, 2011


Vincenzo Natali Talks Neuromancer

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011

A recent episode of /Filmcast features Vincenzo Natali, director of the surreal horror classic Cube and of the recent genetic horror film Splice, talking about his work on the upcoming adaptation of William Gibson’s Neuromancer.  Because, apparently, that’s actually happening.

Published in 1984, Neuromancer is considered the seminal work of the cyperpunk genre.  Chris, before you start any trouble, Snow Crash is a close second, but it’s still second.  Noted for, among many other things, the popularization of the term “cyberspace” (which Gibson, himself, invented in an earlier short story) Neuromancer presaged the development of the internet itself and influenced the most popular science fiction stories of the last 30 years.  This includes The Matrix, Avatar, and even your precious Snow Crash.

My copy of the book was given to Wade, Chris, and Third, never to be seen (or read, apparently) again.  Do yourself a favor and read it.  Then listen to the podcast here.

  • Oh boy … directing Neuromancer, that has got to be the biggest no-win situation ever. I don’t envy Vince at all.  Here’s hoping he does a great job !