Wednesday, 26 May 2010

NEUROMANCER and MASS EFFECT head for the big screen

Director Vincenzo Natali is developing a movie based on William Gibson's seminal cyberpunk novel Neuromancer. It's early days for the project, but the director sounds confident that time has caught up with the novel and that it is now possible to write a faithful adaptation.


Meanwhile, Legendary Pictures have picked up the movie rights to the Mass Effect series of computer roleplaying games. BioWare are working on a trilogy of games set in the SF universe (which depicts humanity as the junior member of an alliance of various races facing the threat of the alien Reapers in 2183) and released Mass Effect 2 earlier this year to critical acclaim.


Interesting to see if either of these projects make it to the movie screen in good shape.

6 comments:

Jaime said...

Hope so. Neuromancer is the Duke Nuke'Em Forever of cinema.

Akhen1khan2 said...

Mass Effect - Loved the game. Don't know how they will translate the gender selection for the main character onto the silver screen though, do you?

Akhen1khan2 said...

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Zombie Neighbours said...

Interesting news on neuromancer.

I am glad that Joseph Kahn is no longer going to be directing this.

Vincenzo Natali does atleast seem to understand cyberpunk, and his filmogrophy isn't bad..cube and tideland both being good, and cypher being vaguely promising, though far from perfect. Splice also looks interesting.

JD said...

Cyberpunk has been historically poorly treated by cinema, hopefully this trend reverses.

Zombie Neighbours said...

When i say that Vincenzo Natalidirected tideland, i am ofcause making an arse of myself and meaning that he directed Getting Gilliam, his documentry about the filming of tideland...