– by David Kozlowski

The world just a little bit bleaker the day we learned that Deadpool director Tim Miller would be dropping out of Deadpool 2. Deadpool was a film that’s been a long time in the making, and the fact that one of its key architects wouldn’t be around for the second one was a bit of a gut punch to fans of the first. However, there was a bright side to this sad bit of news. While Miller would no longer be involved in Deadpool, it did open him up to work on other big projects.

Not long after, it was revealed that he was in early talks to direct an eventual reboot of James Cameron’s The Terminator. However, with the rights still not set to revert back to Cameron until 2019. Another project Miller’s been attached to is the adaptation Influx, though the current status of that is unknown. Now, Miller is attached to yet another novel adaptation.

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According to Deadline, Miller is on board to direct Neuromancer, a cyberpunk film from sci-fi author William Gibson. The synopsis for the novel on Amazon is as follows:

“The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus-hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace…

“Henry Dorsett Case was the sharpest data-thief in the business, until vengeful former employees crippled his nervous system. But now a new and very mysterious employer recruits him for a last-chance run. The target: an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence orbiting Earth in service of the sinister Tessier-Ashpool business clan. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case embarks on an adventure that ups the ante on an entire genre of fiction.”

No screenwriter is currently set to adapt the story, but the studio is working on setting someone up as we speak. On board to produce is X-Men: Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg.

Between Terminator, Influx, and now Neuromancer on Miller’s plate (not to mention his producing Sonic the Hedgehog), it seems like the filmmaker has lined up the next few years quite nicely. As of right now, each of these projects are in various states of development, so we wouldn’t be surprised if he were to tackle all these films over a 2-3 year period, which would make for quite the packed release schedule down the line.

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SOURCE: Deadline

David Kozlowski is a writer, podcaster, and visual artist. A U.S. Army veteran, David worked 20 years in the videogame industry and is a graduate of Arizona State University's Film and Media Studies.