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Joe Cornish Orchestrating Snow Crash
He's set to adapt Neal Stephenson's book

15 June 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Joe Cornish Orchestrating Snow Crash

We are huge fans of Joe Cornish and the work he did on debut film Attack The Block (and if you don’t, you can read our review). So it's good news to hear that, after spending some time sorting through the avalanche of projects he was offered in the wake of Block’s release, he’s now attached to write and direct an adaptation of Neal Stephenson’s cult cyber thriller Snow Crash.

Originally published in 1992, Stephenson’s book 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.

Naturally, Snow Crash was snapped up by Hollywood the moment it was published. But the complex plot, intriguing style and many tech / language layers have rendered it among the ranks of books largely considered unfilmmable. Indeed, though Paramount made an attempt back in 1996, it was abandoned. After time spent in turnaround, Disney picked up the rights, with Kathleen Kennedy and her Kennedy/Marshall company set to produce. Again, it lingered in limbo.

According to Deadline, Kennedy approached Cornish with the book and, has also struck a new deal with Paramount. We’re intrigued to discover what Cornish could do with the source material, but it remains to be seen if he can crack the code and turn it into a movie. Fingers crossed.


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Your Comments

Bring Back Boggins
Yes, yes, we all love Joe Cornballs, but considering what a pig's ear he made of Tintin (with a few others), how's he gonna manage this? Even Attack the Block wasn't that good - not scary enough to really be a horror, nor thrilling enough to be a thriller or funny enough to be a really decent comedy. I hope he can pull it out of the bag though, it sounds like it could be great. Love you bye. More

Posted by Adsyboy at 15:38 on 15 June 2012 | Report This Post

Well done Corn-balls
Gald to see hes got a new project, liked AtB. More

Posted by spideed2 at 13:49 on 15 June 2012 | Report This Post

good news
Hi love Joe's work and Block was really good (wasn't so impressed with Tintin), but I'd much rather have some new Adam and Joe radio shows that Joe's movies. Hope he finds time for both! More

Posted by blade32 at 13:48 on 15 June 2012 | Report This Post


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