JoBlo.com sources report that Hayden Christensen (Jumper, Star Wars: Episodes II & III) will star in Neuromancer, an adaptation of William Gibson's 1994 novel. He will play Case, the former hacker at the center of the story. The site goes on to say:
Joseph Kahn (TORQUE) is directing the film, which is essentially set up as an indie film with a big budget. It is not set up at a studio but still carries an impressive $70 million budget.
A description of the book can be read here at William Gibson's official website.
Case was the hottest computer cowboy cruising the information superhighway--jacking his consciousness into cyberspace, soaring through tactile lattices of data and logic, rustling encoded secrets for anyone with the money to buy his skills. Then he double-crossed the wrong people, who caught up with him in a big way--and burned the talent out of his brain, micron by micron. Banished from cyberspace, trapped in the meat of his physical body, Case courted death in the high-tech underworld. Until a shadowy conspiracy offered him a second chance--and a cure--for a price...