Gibson's novel alternates between two timelines, one in the near future and one 70 years after that. It's centered on Flynne Fisher, who begins working security shifts inside a virtual world, and starts to interact with a high-powered London publicist, Wilf Netherton, from outside her timeline.
Scott B. Smith, author of A Simple Plan and The Ruins, will write the script and serve as an executive producer. Smith was nominated for an Oscar for adapting A Simple Plan for the big screen in 1998.
Gibson is credited with coining the term "cyberspace" in his 1982 short story Burning Chrome, and later popularizing it in his 1984 novel Neuromancer.
No premiere date or casting information has yet been announced for The Peripheral.
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