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Attack The Block Director Joe Cornish To Tackle Snow Crash

Ever since Attack The Block became an indie sensation last year, director Joe Cornish has been mentioned in connection with a number of high profile projects. Before John Moore was hired as the director of A Good Day To Die Hard there were rumors that Fox was considering having Cornish direct, and the British filmmaker was also one of the names up to direct The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. But with those projects off the table, what will Joe Cornish make as his next project? Apparently that decision was made today.

Deadline reports that the director has been hired to both adapt and direct a feature film version of Snow Crash, based on the novel by Neal Stephenson. The title is set in a future where the world isn't divided by governments and countries, but rather "corporate-franchise city-states, and private enterprise" (the rest belongs to the mafia). The story follows Hiro Protagonist (that's seriously the character's name) as he works to stop a computer virus/drug called Snow Crash from destroying civilization. The novel's rights were originally picked up back in the early 90s, when the book was published, but after going nowhere at Paramount it transferred over to Disney where it did more of the same. Paramount only recently reacquired the rights to the book prior to this announcement.

Sadly I can't say that I'm all too familiar with Snow Crash, so what do you fans think of this announcement? Do you think that Joe Cornish will actually make the movie happen? Let us know in the comments below.

Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.