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Hayden Christensen Goes Neuromancer

200pxneuromancer_bookHayden Christensen’s career is marred by one of the lamest performances in all of sci-fi. Star Wars fans already had a hard enough time swallowing the idea that, in his youth, Darth Vader looked like he’d just walked out of a video as a back-up dancer for ‘N Sync, but to then watch Christensen stumble through the prequels in some sort of glaze-eyed thorazine shuffle pushed many of us over the edge.

As time goes by, it seems less and less likely that this was really an issue with Christensen, and more a problem with George Lucas as a director. Regardless, I don’t know anyone who’s going to be happy about the latest gossip: Christensen has been cast as a hacker case in the upcoming Hollywood treatment of William Gibson’s cyberpunk-defining novel, Neuromancer.

This project already has a lot of strikes against it. It’s been stuck in development hell for almost two decades, it’s being directed by the man behind Torque , and, it’s based on a book that has a lot of cool ideas which have already been stolen wholesale by other films. For me, it’ll all come down to who they get to play Molly Millions, the street samurai.

Hayden a Neuromancer [JoBlo]

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