Concept art arrives for Neuromancer
The adaptation of William Gibson's Neuromancer appears to be in motion, as its first piece of concept art appears...
Actually getting an adaptation of William Gibson's seminal cyberpunk debut Neuromancer has been something of a struggle, it seems, with stories of its making floating around the internet long before director Vincenzo Natali (Splice, Cube, Cypher) became involved in 2010.
Finally, it seems as though the film's production is gathering pace. Last week, we heard that Mark Wahlberg and Liam Neeson had been offered major roles in the film (as characters Case and Armitage, respectively), which has now been confirmed; they've been offered, the story goes, 'pay or play' deals, which means they'll still get paid even if the movie doesn't go ahead – just as Sharon Stone did for Basic Instinct 2.
Meanwhile, pictures. Or more accurately, a single picture: a first piece of concept art, courtesy of Amro Attia, who worked with Natali before on the icky Splice. The image came from GFM Films' website, though who it depicts isn't clear. The second image, meanwhile, comes from Attia's blog, and although not explicitly labelled Neuromancer concept art, it certainly bears all the hallmarks of it.
Most importantly, the artwork is further evidence that Neuromancer's heading in the right direction. Let's hope we see the finished movie in cinemas before too long.