"Attack the Block" Director to Adapt Seminal Cyber-Action Novel "Snow Crash"

Long gestating project returns to Paramount with Joe Cornish attached to direct

Coming off the much praised "inner city vs outerspace" cult horror sci-fi movie Attack the Block, Paramount Pictures has tapped director Joe Cornish to helm an adaptation of Neal Stephenson's seminal cyber-action novel Snow Crash.



The 1992 novel follows "Last of the freelance hackers and Greatest swordfighter in the world" Hiro Protagonist and skateboard "Kourier" Y.T. as they battle mafia, Aleut harpoonists, seafaring pirates, and megacorporations to stop a Sumerian language virus from taking over the world.



The project previously bounced from Paramount to Disney, back to Paramount where Kathleen Kennedy brought the Snow Crash/Cornish package.

 

via Deadline 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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