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Joe Cornish Set To Direct Stephenson’s Sci-fi Adaptation of Snow Crash

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 06/15/2012

Joe CornishJoe Cornish who took the indie film fanatics by storm last year with his debut film Attack the Block, in now set to adapt Neal Stephenson’s book, ‘Snow Crash.’


It’s a lot of pressure for the forty-three-year-old director from London, England. He will be directing a classic novel.  Originally published in 1992, Stephenson’s Snow Crash sent a shockwave through the science fiction novel genre and landed on Time magazine’s list of the 100 all-time best English novels written since 1923.


Set in a unspecified chunk of the early 21st century, the book follows Hiro Protagonist, a hacker who stumbles on the existence of a computer virus / drug called Snow Crash that not only has a physical effect on those exposed to it, but also invades their virtual life. As it begins to spread further and further, Hiro digs into why it was originally created.


The film will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall at Paramount. Deadline broke the news of the project, which has been languishing for over a decade at two studios before gaining new life with Cornish attached. Shit, I just might to buy this book. I love reading the book before watching the film. Especially adaptations surrounded by hype.


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