EXCLUSIVE: HBO Max has put in advancement Snow Crash, a drama series based upon Neal Stephenson‘s sci-fi novel, from author Michael Bacall(21 Dive Street), director Joe Cornish( The Kid Who Would Be King), and Paramount TV.
Bacall will pen the adjustment and act as co-showrunner with Angela Robinson ( The L Word), with Cornish set to direct. Frank Marshall is producing.
Stephenson’s Snow Crash, initially released in 1992 by Bantam Books, is dystopian in nature, and like numerous of his other novels, covers history, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, religion, computer science, politics, cryptography, memetics and approach. In a summary provided by Goodreads, it focuses on “Hiro Protagonist, who in truth provides pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy objective for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to produce infocalypse.”
Snow Crash was chosen for both the British Science Fiction Award in 1993, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1994.
Bacall and Cornish will executive produce with Robinson, Marshall and Robert Zotnowski. Stephenson likewise will executive produce. Paramount TV is the studio.
Bacall composed the screenplay for 21 Jump Street as well as Scott Pilgrim vs the World. He’s presently adapting Mark Millar’s comic book Sharkey the Bounty Hunter as a feature movie for Netflix.
Cornish made his feature directorial debut with Attack the Block, the saga of a group of British youths who stave off an alien invasion in their rough area, which he also wrote. He most just recently wrote and directed 20 th Century Fox/Working Title’s 2019 fantasy function The Kid Who Would Be King.
Stephenson likewise is the author of The Big U, Zodiac, The Diamond Age: or A Young Woman’s Illustrated Primer, Cryptonomico n and most just recently Fall; or, Dodge in Hell, among others.