Joe Cornish to direct Neil Stephenson's Snow Crash
Tim Clark15 June 2012
Joe Cornish is to take on his second film after confirming he is to write and direct an adaptation of Neil Stephenson’s Snow Crash.
The former 6 Music DJ made his director debut with the critically acclaimed Attack The Block, and has been offered a number of shows since.
Snow Crash, will see Cornish turn his attention to the future, and a world which is run by mafia controlled city-states.
The film’s plot revolves around a computer virus which takes the form of a drug, which fries their brains. According to film website Deadline Cornish’s lead character is Hiro Protagonist who is a computer hacker, samurai and pizza delivery boy (why of course!)
The novel sounds like the perfect project for Cornish, whose Attack The Block saw an alien invasion of a deprived South London council estate beaten off by a group of hoodies.
The rights to the novel have been acquired by Paramount Pictures
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