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Joe Cornish ('Attack the Block') has finally chosen his followup project. He will write and direct the big screen adaptation of Neal Stephenson's sci-fi novel 'Snow Crash' for Paramount. The novel takes place in a future society that is divided into corporation-run city states; leaving the task of ruling to private industry and the mafia. The lead character is a, I kid you not, computer hacker/samurai swordsman/pizza delivery driver out to stop the takeover of postmodern society. 'Snow Crash' is described as a cyber-punk story. No word yet on when production is slated to begin.
'Attack the Block' was, without question, one of my absolute favorite films of last year. I've been waiting, not exactly patiently, to hear what Joe Cornish's next project would be. I have not had the pleasure of reading 'Snow Crash,' but I'm somewhat familiar with it as my wife is a big fan of the book. Since she's the one who turned me on to George R.R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire,' I trust her assertions of 'Snow Crash's quality. The concept alone would be enough to draw me in. Sure, it's got that incredibly satirical dystopian future going on, something I always enjoy, but the very fact that the hero/protagonist, whose name by the way is Hiro Protagonist, is a hacker and a samurai AND a pizza deliveryman is awesomely absurd and I can't wait to see this plot unfold on the screen. My hope is that John Boyega, the breakout young star of 'Attack the Block' finds his way into the film somewhere.
What do you guys think? Any 'Snow Crash' fans out there want to weigh in on the idea of a movie? Is Cornish the right choice to direct?