Wahlberg and Neeson set for Neuromancer?

News Glen Chapman 1 Aug 2012 - 06:34
Liam Neeson in The Grey

Offers have been made to Mark Wahlberg and Liam Neeson to headline Vincenzo Natali's adaptation of Neuromancer...

Vincenzo Natali's adaptation of William Gibson's sci-fi novel Neuromancer has been on the cards for some time now, with his intentions announced around the time he was promoting Splice. Now things look to be moving closer to production, with offers going out to Mark Wahlberg and Liam Neeson for key roles in the film.

The source material is well regarded, winning numerous awards on its release, and its influence on some key works in modern sci-fit cinema (most notably The Matrix) is evident. The story follows Case, a talented computer hacker who is unable to perform at the standard he once did when a former employer took revenge on him for ripping them off. He is given the opportunity to turn his fortunes around when he accepts to undertake a mission for a mysterious figure called Armitage.

Wahlberg is set to play Case, with Liam Neeson sought for the role of Armitage, which would provide the film with two quality leading men to build the rest of the cast around. The film has a release date of 2014 planned, and if it proves to be successful, could be the first part of a trilogy.

Natali's been responsible for some truly striking sci-fi cinema in his career, particularly the sci-fi horror outing, Cube. But what about you dear readers? Are Natali, Wahlberg and Neeson good fits for Neuromancer?

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