Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

'Deadpool' Director Tim Miller to Adapt 'Neuromancer' for Fox

'Deadpool' Director Tim Miller to Adapt 'Neuromancer' for Fox

Per Deadline, Miller has signed on to direct the long-in-the-works adaptation of the 1986 William Gibson novel Neuromancer at 20th Century Fox.

After spending most of his career as a special effects guru, Miller now has a one-hit-wonder with his directorial debut, 2016's R-rated, record breaking Deadpool.

This project doesn't now have a screenwriter or a release date, so it's unclear where it would fall in Miller's schedule.

Miller was due to direct "Deadpool 2" but reportedly dropped out of the project amid "creative differences" with lead star and producer Ryan Reynolds. Neuromancer's also heavily influenced Ghost in the Shell and Equilibrium. A mysterious benefactor offers to restore Case's health and connection to the network if he pulls off a hard job for him: hack an artificial intelligence that's orbiting the planet. We even saw some concept art from Natali's Blade Runner-inspired take on the movie, but he ultimately parted ways with the project as well.

Coming from a background in visual effects, Tim Miller's strength has always been big, eye-catching spectacles that make the audience sit up and pay attention. Within the novel's dystopian world, most people are plugged into the virtual reality, with those living in "reality" residing in an collection of urban dwellings known as The Sprawl. After all, Miller has a lot of half-projects on the go at the moment, and with this movie's slow development up to this point, it's possible that this might be just another fizzled attempt.

Tim Miller is also working on an adaptation of Daniel Suarez's "Influx" with Mark Bomback (WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES), a live-action/animated SONIC THE HEDGEHOG film, and has teamed up with James Cameron to reboot the TERMINATOR franchise.

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