Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer
JoBlo is reporting that Hayden Christensen will play the lead role in the upcoming film version of William Gibson’s cyberpunk classic Neuromancer.
I’ve never read this seminal sci-fi classic. I tried a few times and found it too dense, but as a geek who hated the Star Wars prequels and Christensen’s role in ruining them, this news alarms me. I’m aware of this book’s role in defining a lot of genre standards for cyberpunk sci-fi, and the prospect of another drony-voiced Christensen performance at its center depresses me.
Joseph Kahn (Torque) will direct.
Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer
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