Neal Stephenson‘s sci-fi classic Snow Crash is getting the TV treatment for HBO Max. Writer Michael Bacall (21 Jump Street) and director Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) are tackling the adaptation. Stephenson’s novel covers a wide range of topics, including “history, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, religion, computer science, politics, cryptography, memetics, and philosophy.”
Posted on Monday, October 2nd, 2017 by Ethan Anderton
Netflix may still be leading the way in the volume and overall quality of original streaming content, but Hulu is catching up quickly, especially after their Emmy win for Outstanding Drama Series for The Handmaid’s Tale. Meanwhile, Amazon Studios still has a lot of work to do if they’re going to keep up.
While Amazon has found great success with Transparent, the rest of their shows have generally failed to make as big of a splash as the more popular shows from Netflix and Hulu. But Amazon hopes to change that by diving into a handful of genre titles, specifically in the realm of science fiction. Find out about the new Amazon sci-fi shows below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 by Angie Han
Shortly after Attack the Block knocked the socks off of audiences around the world, director Joe Cornish signed on to helm Snow Crash, an adaptation of Neal Stephenson‘s iconic novel. Four years later, we still haven’t seen or heard much about it. But that doesn’t mean it’s dead. Producer Frank Marshall says Cornish is still chipping away at the project, and that it could even start shooting next year. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
After kicking total ass with his directorial debut Attack The Block, Joe Cornish found himself on seemingly every short list in Hollywood. Everyone wanted to work with the man who made Moses cool again and now he’s finally ready to trust.
Cornish has just committed to write and direct Snow Crash, based on the best-selling breakthrough novel by Neal Stephenson, which will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall at Paramount. Snow Crash takes place in a futuristic world run by corrupt corporations, where a deadly computer virus/street drug is circling across the world. A samurai/hacker/pizza delivery man named Hiro Protagonist (seriously) is tasked to stop it. Think Hackers and The Matrix with a dose of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Read more after the jump. Read More »