Joe Cornish set to direct and adapt Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash

Joe Cornish sort of surprised us all with the sleeper, ATTACK THE BLOCK. It slapped me in the face out of nowhere. One day it was, "What is this?" and a few days later I'm like, "Why did I wait so long to see this?".

I know several of you out there enjoyed the film, so it might please you to hear that Cornish has boarded another very cool project. This one is the adaptation of Neal Stephenson's SNOW CRASH. The film was originally set to be adapted back in 1992, but never came to fruition.

Cornish will direct as well as adapt the film that 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."

I need to read this book immediately.

Source: Deadline



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