posted on Aug, 13 2007 @ 02:02 PM
The last I heard (over 10 years ago,) was that Gibson sold the rights to a cash-rich but zero-experienced production company called Cabana Boys. If
they still retain the rights, they're doing nothing with the property.
It's funny -- right around the time that Neuromancer was published, the films Blade Runner and Tron were released. The former,
which IIRC came out the year before, provided a pretty good picture of the external world Gibson was writing about; the latter presented his
conception of "cyberspace" rather well. A Neuromancer movie made now would inevitably be compared to these earlier two films.
My opinion is that, at this point, the world has passed Neuromancer by. Certainly, in literary SF, the whole cyberpunk high-tech/lowlife
aesthetic has been a cliché for some time now. Don't get me wrong, it's a great book, one of my personal favorites actually, but what seemed so
visionary back in 1984 seems a little antiquated now.
Just my opinion,