Hayden Christensen to star in 'Neuromancer'

thecheers.org    2008-01-10 05:02:04    

Melbourne, Jan 10 : Hayden Christensen will star in 'Neuromancer,' an adaptation of William Gibson's cult 1984 novel.
Hayden Christensen will star in 'Neuromancer,' an adaptation of William Gibson's cult 1984 novel.

According to JoBlo.com, the 26-year-old Canadian actor will play the role of Case, an out-of-work computer hacker hired by a mysterious patron to participate in a seemingly impossible crime.

Joseph Kahn is directing the film, which carries an impressive 70 million-dollar budget, reports Moviehole.

The novel is considered "the archetypal cyberpunk work" and its winning the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Hugo Award legitimised cyberpunk as a mainstream branch of science fiction literature.

It is among the most-honoured works of science fiction in recent history, and appeared on Time magazine's list of 100 best English-language novels written since 1923. (ANI)
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