AND I HAVE NO MAPS

The Guardian has a fascinating article about the new William Gibson biopic No Maps For These Territories.

Produced on a meagre budget of $250,000, the film features original music from Bono and The Edge from U2. Part road movie, part autobiography, the film offers an intimate portrait of the writer of seven best-selling science fiction novels.

Astute followers of the band or the author will know that the track “Zooropa” was the band’s attempt to conjure up The Sprawl, the urban future setting of many of Gibson’s novels. We also note that Gibson’s novel IDORU (about a futuristic rock band and the fictional entity their frontman falls in love with) was shaped by the author’s experiences tagging along on the ZooTV / Zooropa tours. And in a final note, you may recall this golden oldie from the U2Log vaults.