William Gibson's prescient sci-fi bestseller from the '80s, Neuromancer, will get the big screen treatment from veteran producer-distributor Peter Hoffman, reports Variety.
The $70 million pic is essentially being fast-tracked to replace the Paul Verhoeven project The Winter Queen. The latter is being pushed back until at least next spring because leading lady Milla Jovovich is pregnant.
Joseph Kahn, a Korean-American commercials director who made Torque for Warner Bros., has signed to direct.
Visit Gibson's official website for more info on the book.