Natali on Highrise, Tunnels, Neuromancer

Moviehole caught up with filmmaker Vincenzo Natali earlier this week to discuss his new fright-flick “Splice” (opening this weekend across the United States), and while sharing the same space, decided to ask for an update on some of the writer/director’s upcoming projects.

“I have a J. G. Ballard novel that I have been working on for a number of years called ‘Highrise,’ that I really want to make that’s just extraordinary”, Natali told Moviehole’s Tim Johnson. “They’re all actually adaptations [that I’m working on next].

“The [also this] series of children’s novels books called ‘Tunnels’ that I’m working on which is really great and is a much larger canvas than I’ve ever had to work with before. And then just recently it looks like I’ve got the rights to ‘Neuromancer’, the William Gibson novel which I’m very excited about, I can’t believe it! But none of those films are financed and it’s always a slog.”

Based on William Gibson’s cyperpunk novel, “Neuromancer” is the story of a washed-up computer hacker hired by a mysterious employer to work on the ultimate hack. Joseph Kahn (“Torque”) had previously been attached to the film version.

For the full interview with Natali click here

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