Back when it was first announced that Joseph Kahn would be directing a big screen version of William Gibson’s Neuromancer, I wasn’t too thrilled about the concept. Since then, however, I’ve started to have a change of heart (this despite the fact that the Hayden Christensen has indeed signed on for the lead role). I never saw his movie Torque, but after watching some of Kahn’s commercial and music video work, I think he might be able to bring something to the table here, and on top of it all, the movie is apparently being produced without any studio assistance — meaning they are free to do whatever the hell they want with it.
The folks over at Quiet Earth managed to dig up what they believe is the first one-sheet for Neuromancer, and I gotta say, it looks pretty damn cool. It’s strange, the image almost reminds me of something you’d see from Chris Cunningham, who was also attached to direct the project at one point. I know it’s just a poster (and an in-house one at that), but it gives me a little bit of hope for the direction they’re taking this in. Although… I gotta ask… why change the main characters name from Case to Cage? Check out this futuristic TV spot, and tell me you’re not curious to see what Kahn comes up with! Neuromancer is currently in pre-production and is slated for release sometime in 2009.