Ryan Reynolds and Tim Miller

Deadpool director Tim Miller has lined up a new project at Fox, signing on for an adaptation of William Gibson’s classic cyberpunk novel Neuromancer. Miller had been set to direct Deadpool 2 for Fox but dropped out of the sequel over creative differences. Under Miller’s leadership, the first Deadpool became a box office smash, grossing $783 million worldwide and proving the profitability of R-rated comic book movies.

A seminal novel of the cyberpunk genre, Neuromancer introduced a number of concepts that would later become science fiction staples, including outlaw computer hackers, the idea of “cyberspace” and the “matrix.” The plot is a mash-up of noir conventions and speculative dystopian sci-fi about a disgraced hacker who, after being ...

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