Tim Miller and his visual effects house Blur are set to tackle the long-in-the-works feature adaptation of cyberpunk pioneer William Gibson’s classic novel ‘Neuromancer,’ with Deadline bringing word that Miller will take the director’s chair.

Published in 1984, Gibson’s award-winning novel centres on anti-hero Henry Dorsett Case, one of the sharpest data-thief in the business, until a vengeful former employers crippled his nervous system, preventing Case from accessing the worldwide virtual reality network “the matrix.”

However, when a very mysterious employer contacts Case, he is given a last chance run at getting back into cyberspace. 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 to complete the ultimate hack.

Simon Kinberg, who worked with Miller on ‘Deadpool,’ will produce.