First Concept Art for the Neuromancer Movie

Some recent news on the Neuromancer front: In addition to Mark Wahlberg and Liam Neeson being confirmed as the leading actors, who will be filling the roles of Case and Armitage, some rather interesting concept art has been revealed. Apparently, the art is the work of Amro Attia, a designer who has worked with director Natali before, contributing to the design of the creatures in Splice.

The first is a concept of what Armitage would look like. The tatoo design, for those who have read the book, is a clear reference to Operation Screaming Fist, the mission which nearly cost him his life and left him scarred and traumatized. The perfect candidate to become Wintermute’s plaything.

The second is of Case himself, which appears to be from the opening scenes when he was down and out in Chiba City, looking for whatever work he could ever since his nervous system had been damaged, preventing him from jacking into cyberspace. Note the background, featuring dark, gritty city streets, neon displays, and plenty of Japanese language signs.

Granted, the news on this front is still speculative and no indication has been given that the project is full steam ahead, no turning back. Lord knows I’m pulling for it! Much like Dune and Lord of the Rings, Neuromancer is a classic which seems to have taken an eternity to adapt to the big screen, with several abortive attempts along the way.

Via: Bleeding Cool

9 thoughts on “First Concept Art for the Neuromancer Movie

    1. Oh my! Well, it’s William Gibson’s first novel, the man who helped pioneer cyberpunk and invented the term cyberspace. It’s about a man in the 21st century who lives in Chiba City and who is recruited by some freelancers to do a run on “Starlight”, an orbital facility controlled the by the notoriously wealthy Tessier-Ashpool clan. Some elements might sound like Johnny Mnemonic, but that’s because Gibson wrote the short story the movie was based on and it was kind of the lead-up to Neuromancer.

  1. I’ve been waiting and wanting and DYING for a Neuromancer movie for years and years, but I’m still very wary of this. For one thing, I’m not sure Natali is the right director for the job. For another, it feels like it is never going to get past concept phase, let alone through pre-production and production. Also, I’m not a huge fan of Mark Wahlberg. I think he’s a mediocre actor at the best of times. On the other hand, Liam Neeson should be great as Armitage. But who in heavens name could that get for Molly Millions that wouldn’t be completely cheesy?

    All in all, I’m really just terrified to get my hopes up about this. Still, I’ll be keeping my eyes and ears open for more updates about it.

    1. That is a good question! I imagine someone like Charlize Theron or Jennifer Lawrence will be asked, or possibly Noomi Rapace. But I’d have little faith in any of these choices, really. Molly is a character all her own and they’d need someone fresh and new to morph into that character!

  2. I would be really happy about this, but I’ve had a number of let downs over the years. Movies announced, casting announced, the lead actually interviewed, and the film gets lost in no mans land and vanishes for years.

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