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Attack the Block director Joe Cornish set to tackle sci-fi adaptation Snow Crash

If you were lucky enough to catch Joe Cornish's ATTACK THE BLOCK chances are you loved it. And if that is indeed the case, like me you must be foaming at the mouth in anticipation of Cornish's next project. Only problem is we've had no idea what that would be.... until now that is!

Deadline New York just dropped word that Cornish will next be tackling the adaptation of sci-fi novel SNOW CRASH. Cornish will also be penning the screenplay for SNOW CRASH, which will be based on the novel by Neal Stephenson. Check out the rundown for this one:

The book is set in the near future, when the U.S. exists as a patchwork of corporate-franchise city-states, and private enterprise and the mafia control everything. The plot involves a computer virus that is manifested as a drug called Snow Crash that is transmitted visually from computer screens to unsuspecting users, frying their brains. Hiro Protagonist – that’s the character’s name – a computer hacker/samurai swordsman/pizza delivery driver who investigates and tries to stop the takeover of postmodern civilization.

Sounds good to me! Now apparently the book is somewhat of a classic among the cyberpunk crowd. Paramount actually attempted an adaptation of SNOW CRASH back when the book was published in 1992, but things fell through. Here's hoping things stick this time around! Kathleen Kennedy and Kennedy/Marshall will produce.

What do you guys think? Sounds cool enough. And to be honest after ATTACK THE BLOCK wherever Joe Cornish goes, I will follow. Of course we'll keep our eyes open for more info on SNOW CRASH, which should roll our way once Cornish is done with the script, so be sure to check back for that soon.

Extra Tidbit: Joe Cornish was recently considered for that HUNGER GAMES sequel CATCHING FIRE, which will of course star Jennifer Lawrence (above).
Source: Deadline

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