Vincenzo Natali's Twitter Feed is a Treasure Trove of Concept Art for Forgotten Sci-Fi Movies
Director Vincenzo Natali has emerged from the darkness and joined Twitter, bringing with him a ton of fascinating concept art and photos for some of his projects that never made it to fruition. Since joining the social media platform last week, Natali's feed has been a veritable treasure trove of concept art and forgotten screenplays, making it one of the most interesting for any movie fan on the internet right now.
An accomplished Artist, Director and Writer, Natali is currently working on an adaptation of Stephen King and Joe Hill's horror novella, In the Tall Grass, as well as making significant contributions to NBC's Hanibal. But Natali also has had several projects that he either left or had shelved by their studios, and the man who directed Splice (2009) and Cube (1997) has begun using Twitter to give us a window into what could have been. Natali tweeted several photos from his troubled Neuromancer film. While the project is still bouncing around Hollywood, it has been the poster child for production hell, despite direct involvement from the book's author, William Gibson.
File under ghosts of futures past. Artwork by the great manga artist Tsutomu Nihei for my version of Neuromancer. pic.twitter.com/fGXEKApY9o— Vincenzo Natali (@Vincenzo_Natali) May 25, 2015
Natali even tweeted pages of his Neuromancer screenplay, but what was even more exciting, yet equally heartbreaking, were the pages Natali shared from his Swamp Thing reboot. Swamp Thing is a character ripe for a modern remake, and Natali would have been a great director for the material. Alas, it didn't happen, so we will have to settle for the first four pages of his proposed script for the project.
In addition to these highlights, Natali also tweeted some photos from an IT remake, as well as a Predator remake never quite made it.
A few selects from my storyboards for the Predator pitch pic.twitter.com/ox1MnQSCRv— Vincenzo Natali (@Vincenzo_Natali) May 31, 2015
Vincenzo Natali seems to be making up for lost time on social media, and promises that more is to come. Personally, I would like to see some of the concept art from his Swamp Thing project. While these are pieces are fascinating to see it's also rather painful to think of what could have been, especially when you see how beautiful that Predator artwork is! Regardless, I say keep 'em coming, Vincenzo.