Hayden Christensen for Neuromancer

The original Matrix movie gets star

Christensen's SF career may have started badly, but with the promising Jumper on the way combined with today's casting announcement, he could well end up being as fondly remembered by geeks as William Shatner.

All right, maybe not - Hayden Christensen taking the starring role in the adaptation of William Gibson's greatest page-turner is sure to set fan forums ablaze, and not in a good way.

If the story's true, Gibson fans will probably kick in their computers, barking sentences in which the only printable words will be far, to, and young.

JoBlo.com has the full scoop, head on over to read their take.