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Snow Crash is heading to the silver screen!
« on: June 15, 2012, 10:22 »
Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash is finally being made into a movie! Evidently Paramount optioned it back in 1992, but couldn't figure out how to make it go, but 20 years worth of special effects advances and a world that is rapidly becoming more and more similar to the one Stephenson created has brought it back around. (Evidently Disney owned the rights for a while!) The writer/director adapting it is Joe Cornish, who's breakout low budget film "Attack the Block" evidently had Hollywood offering him anything and everything to put him on a lot with a budget, and this is his choice!

For those of you unfamiliar with the book, here is a blurb on it:
    Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison-a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age.

    In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's CosaNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he's a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that's striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about Infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so'll recognize it immediately.

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This sounds like it'll be an interesting movie

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Finally, Hollywood is working on something worth watching. :yuush:
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