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Natali’s Neuromancer is Alive and Well

Pre-production underway on Gibson adaptation

Every year we attend the American Film Market, Neuromancer – a cyber-thriller based on William Gibson’s novel – is one film we’ve consistently noted as being in development. And it has been in development for quite some time. Vincenzo Natali (Splice) is slated to direct.

Today, a press release was passed our way that, if anything, shows the project is still kickin’.

Seven Arts Pictures and GFM Films announced today that “Neuromancer,” written and directed by Vincenzo Natali and adapted from the William Gibson best-selling novel, has secured sales from distributors in the first three days of Cannes. Territories licensed include: South Korea and Thailand, Taiwan, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and India, CIS, Poland, and the Middle East.

“Response to this cult cyberspace thriller has been tremendous and the film ticks a lot of boxes with distributors. The film will be a Canadian-European co-production with principal photography occurring in Canada, Istanbul, Tokyo, and London. Work on the visual effects has already begun, with an anticipated start date in the first quarter of 2012,” said Kate Hoffman, Chief Operating Officer of Seven Arts. GFM also reported advanced discussions in Germany, the UK, France, and the USA.

Source: Shock Till You Drop