Do you want the good news or the bad news?
January 8, 2008
The good news is that someone is producing a movie adaptation of William Gibson’s seminal cyberpunk novel Neuromancer. The bad news is that it’s going to star Hayden Christensen.
There are many words that occur to me at a time like this (some of them French) but the one that keeps bouncing around my head like the ball in a spasticated game of Pong is no.
As if it weren’t bad enough when George Lucas mangled my childhood memories and rewrote the entire history of the Star Wars films (and “enhanced” the originals – *shudder*) casting an emotionless plank of wood as one of the most dark and conflicted characters in classic sci-fi, but someone now seems to think that William Gibson’s anti-hero Case would be best represented by Mr inanimate-object-that-walks-like-a-man.
Don’t mind me, I’ll just be in the corner bashing my head against something solid.