William Gibson’s Neuromancer is still coming to the big screen. After years of being in development hell and hopping from director to director, it was announced today via a press release that Seven Arts Pictures and GFM Films would be producing Splice Director Vincenzo Natali’s version of the Cyberpunk classic. Effects work has already begun and they expect to start filming early next year.
“Response to this cult cyberspace thriller has been tremendous and the film ticks a lot of boxes with distributors. The film will be a Canadian-European co-production with principal photography occurring in Canada, Istanbul, Tokyo, and London. Work on the visual effects has already begun, with an anticipated start date in the first quarter of 2012,” said Kate Hoffman, Chief Operating Officer of Seven Arts.
Lets just hope it turns out better than the last William Gibson adaptation to hit theaters, Johnny Mnemonic.