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01.07.2008

You may have already heard the news about the NEUROMANCER movie. What you didn't hear was who would be starring in this ambitious adaptation of the cyberpunk classic. JoBlo.com sources have told us that Hayden Christensen will star in NEUROMANCER as Case, the former hacker at the center of the story. I'll be honest and admit I've never read NEUROMANCER and my rudimentary attempts to try and understand the plot have only confused me. But it seems very much a precursor to the Matrix with the book even referring to "the matrix." Joseph Kahn (TORQUE) is directing the film, which is essentially set up as an indie film with a big budget. It is not set up at a studio but still carries an impressive $70 million budget. It's unclear when filming would begin but it could be later this year. Christensen can be seen next in the Fox action flick JUMPER, which hits theaters in February.

Extra Tidbit: If you really want to learn more about NEUROMANCER, check out this detailed study guide.
Source: JoBlo.com

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6:10AM on 01/09/2008
There is only one Hayden that is worth talking about and that is PANETTIERE!
He should forever be known from now on as Mannikin Skywalker!
There is only one Hayden that is worth talking about and that is PANETTIERE!
He should forever be known from now on as Mannikin Skywalker!
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4:46AM on 01/08/2008

Already said but...

[link]!!! NOW!

Note to the execs: give this guy half of the budget, double the production time and you'll have a fucking-A movie. Torque director?? PLEASE!!
[link]!!! NOW!

Note to the execs: give this guy half of the budget, double the production time and you'll have a fucking-A movie. Torque director?? PLEASE!!
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3:04AM on 01/08/2008

Ehh.

Chris Cunningham is awesome. I can't say too much about the lethal duo Joseph Khan and Hayden Christiansen...
Chris Cunningham is awesome. I can't say too much about the lethal duo Joseph Khan and Hayden Christiansen...
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2:22AM on 01/08/2008
i wish i coulda seen the chris cunningham version of this story but he could never get it off the ground.
i wish i coulda seen the chris cunningham version of this story but he could never get it off the ground.
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1:26AM on 01/08/2008
He said "precursor". This book came long before the Matrix. It's not a rip-off. As for Christensen, I'm still hoping his acting in Star Wars was due to Lucas. I'll see with Jumper.
He said "precursor". This book came long before the Matrix. It's not a rip-off. As for Christensen, I'm still hoping his acting in Star Wars was due to Lucas. I'll see with Jumper.
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12:48AM on 01/08/2008

necromancer would be better

They should take all that money and give it to the rights for making a vampire movie based off of the Brian Lumley series. I'm sure it would be better than this bohunk. Or, at least it COULD be better.
They should take all that money and give it to the rights for making a vampire movie based off of the Brian Lumley series. I'm sure it would be better than this bohunk. Or, at least it COULD be better.
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12:03AM on 01/08/2008
Matrix rip off, eh? This should be interesting. I have no complaints about Christensen, (although the Star Wars sequels were bad) but the director of Torque? Haha.
Matrix rip off, eh? This should be interesting. I have no complaints about Christensen, (although the Star Wars sequels were bad) but the director of Torque? Haha.
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7:03PM on 01/07/2008
As someone who finally read Neuromancer last year, the story is actually quite simple. It's just Gibson's writing style that's tricky to get used to. He doesn't waste time explaining the sci-fi concepts or locations in detail, he basically assumes you are as familiar with the cyberpunk world as he is and goes from there.

As for Christiansen, he wouldn't be my first pick for Case, but I suppose you could do worse (it's hard to shake that Episode 2 and 3 stigma sometimes). The real question
As someone who finally read Neuromancer last year, the story is actually quite simple. It's just Gibson's writing style that's tricky to get used to. He doesn't waste time explaining the sci-fi concepts or locations in detail, he basically assumes you are as familiar with the cyberpunk world as he is and goes from there.

As for Christiansen, he wouldn't be my first pick for Case, but I suppose you could do worse (it's hard to shake that Episode 2 and 3 stigma sometimes). The real question though is... who's going to play Molly? Sadly, I wouldn't be surprised if the movie producers cast some talentless airhead like Alba, Lohan, or Simpson in that role. If that happens, please just shoot me.
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3:09PM on 01/07/2008
I'm just amazed that an independent film raised 70 million bucks for it's budget....holy shit....
I'm just amazed that an independent film raised 70 million bucks for it's budget....holy shit....
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1:40PM on 01/07/2008
Ouch! I'm not complaining about Hayden Christensen, but who the hell thought the director of "Torque" would be good for this? As setting it up as an indie? Sounds like "Johnny Mnemonic" all over again.
Ouch! I'm not complaining about Hayden Christensen, but who the hell thought the director of "Torque" would be good for this? As setting it up as an indie? Sounds like "Johnny Mnemonic" all over again.
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