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April 26, 2006

Idoru

William Gibson's Idoru is to be produced as an anime film (via Cult of Pop). Now if only we can get whoever is sitting on the rights to Neuromancer to do the right thing for humanity and give them up. To Alex Proyas, say. Or Luc Besson.*

You probably haven’t heard of Alex Steyermark’s films Prey for Rock N’ Roll or One Last Thing, but if he’s the guy who finally cracks the William Gibson movie, he’ll be our hero. One of his next projects is an adaptation of Idoru, which will be a Japanese anime film.

"The studio people that were reading the script all loved it," Steyermark says. "They said, ‘This is a $150 million movie.’ One of them came back and said, ‘How would you feel about doing this as an anime film?’ I thought that is really cool, really creative. It’s exciting, it’s a great way to do it on a smaller budget. At the same time, [it] could set up a live action version of it."

*Yes, yes: Or Ridley Scott.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 26, 2006 08:24 AM

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