Kxmode wrote on Jun 10, 2019, 09:53:
3. William Gibson wrote Johnny Mnemonic's screenplay based on a short story by Gibson of the same name. It was, as far as I know, the first, big budget film entirely devoted to the cyberpunk genre.
Heresy. Even Gibson fully admits that Bladerunner was Cyberpunk.
Sneakers was light-hearted and weird but was straight up a cyberpunk movie set in the then-modern day. I love that movie. TOOMANYSECRETS.
Max Headroom from 85, Videodrome was pre-cyberpunk in 83 and used... well.. video instead of computers, but is arguably cyberpunk.
Strange Days came out in 95 and was definitely cyberpunk, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, I mean... the list goes on.
I loved the Johnny Mnemonic story (If I was a billionaire I'd recreate the Killing Floor) and the movie, while goofy, was pretty good (apparently there's an Asian/Singapore cut that's way more dark and violent?) but it wasn't the *first* cyberpunk movie out there.