Magazine article Screen International

Chinese Outfit Boards Sci-Fi 'Neuromancer'

Magazine article Screen International

Chinese Outfit Boards Sci-Fi 'Neuromancer'

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Chinese outfit C2M Media Group has come on board to co-develop and co-finance long-gestating sci-fifeature Neuromancer with UK sales team GFM Films.

C2M, a co-production partner of CJ Entertainment, recently backed successful Chinese-Korean productions A Wedding Invitation and Miss Granny.

William Gibson's influential sci-finovel from 1984 follows a smooth 'computer cowboy' who is banished from cyberspace after double-crossing the wrong people until a shadowy conspiracy offers him a second chance at redemption.

Mr & Mrs Smith and Man on Fire producer Lucas Foster is currently in talks with new writers and a director on the project.

Foster said: "William Gibson's books have been very prescient on the topic of Super Intelligence, which people variously call Machine Intelligence or A.I. As we surrender more and more of our thinking and imagining over to software, we lose something important and tangible in ourselves. …

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