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Joltin' Joe Cornish To Write And Direct Neal Stephenson's SNOW CRASH!!!

Published at: June 14, 2012, 7:21 p.m. CST

 

Beaks here...

If Paramount is looking to reverse their current run of bad mojo, this is the motherfucking way to do it.

According to Deadline, Joe Cornish, last seen directing the hell out of the amazing ATTACK THE BLOCK, is set to adapt and direct Neal Stephenson's hugely influential sci-fi classic SNOW CRASH. I've always considered this book unadaptable, and just figured most filmmakers who might be up to the task had given up trying. That producer Kathleen Kennedy has thrown her trust into a ridiculously gifted filmmaker like Cornish gives me hope that a brave new era of smart science-fiction could be flourishing at the studios. Perhaps this is what PROMETHEUS has wrought?

It'll be very interesting to see how this project comes together at Paramount, and to what degree they'll let Cornish run free. I hope they won't feel the need to be hands on after encountering difficulties on G.I. JOE: REDEMPTION and WORLD WAR Z. The difference here is that Cornish is a writer-director, and, I'm guessing, knows the book front to back. In other words, he'll be able to anticipate the execs' concerns, and allay their fears (should they arise).

So go ahead, start assembling your dream cast. Who do you want for Hiro and Y.T.? I can't believe we're getting Joe Cornish's SNOW CRASH!

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  • AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • June 14, 2012, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Adaptations will fail, but..

    by CodeName

    no to first posters.

  • June 14, 2012, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Okay, wasn't expecting that.

    by CodeName

  • June 14, 2012, 7:27 p.m. CST

    oh holy jesus fuck!

    by rexholmes

    this is actually some cool news! I always thought the'd cinematically castrate cryptonomicon by simplifying it, but snowcrash could work!

  • June 14, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Attack the Block...

    by jazzdownunder

    felt like an over-extended episode of new/current Dr Who. It was a good idea in concept that somehow felt flat, boring and utterly uninteresting on screen. Maybe that was the Director, maybe it was something else. All I know is that associating this with Attack the Block doesn't get me excited for it. Quite the reverse.

  • June 14, 2012, 7:55 p.m. CST

    As entertaining as ATTACK THE BLOCK was.........

    by The Outlander

    the production felt very amateurish at best, like I was watch an episode of an average BBC produced TV series. I'm predicting big disappointment for all the geeks that have jumped on the ATTACK THE BLOCK bandwagon, but I hope I'm wrong.

  • June 14, 2012, 8 p.m. CST

    You know they'll cast Taylor Lautner as Hiro Protagonist

    by blackmantis

    Visually he looks almost right as I always saw Hiro as a racially mixed mutt but...the kid can't act.

  • June 14, 2012, 8:08 p.m. CST

    I would go with DIAMOND AGE, Snow Crash is hardly relevant

    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 14, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Diamond Age would be epic

    by WerePlatypus

    Plus, I always wondered how Judge Fang would play. . . a cross between Mr. Miagi and Cartman on a KFC binge.

  • June 14, 2012, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Nice!

    by Octaveaeon

  • June 14, 2012, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Donald Glover for Hiro Protagonist

    by Tom

  • June 14, 2012, 8:38 p.m. CST

    SNOW CRASH? Is that the one about the pizza delivery guy?

    by MooseMalloy

  • June 14, 2012, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Been meaning to re-read this

    by Bass Ackwards

    I vaguely remember it from my college days, I remember loving it but can't quite recall the specifics, I remember it being goofier then I was expecting though. That said, I second sgtshaftoe, Donald Glover would be a blast in the lead role.

  • June 14, 2012, 8:44 p.m. CST

    moosemalloy - yes

    by Bass Ackwards

  • June 14, 2012, 8:46 p.m. CST

    by Tom

    Can you 'third' yourself? It is totally outrageous and gonzo, but the Big Idea is fantastic SciFi.

  • June 14, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Donald Glover would work. Definitely.

    by blackmantis

  • June 14, 2012, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Hugely Influential?

    by StarWarsRedux

    Look, "Snow Crash" might be good, but "Neuromancer" is "hugely influential".

  • beats the hell out of the overly complicated uniconic cloverfield, JJ-trek, Super8 creatures, or the bayformers. All of which are over designed and lack any sort of memorable design work or convincing execution. The AtB monsters were simple, looked fantastic, and felt fresh and original. And convincingly dangerous to!

  • June 14, 2012, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Yeah without Neuromancer

    by mr.underwater

    I doubt Snow Crash would've been written. Regardless, I don't think either are terribly relevant in 2012 Back in '92 the internet really sucked, but the promise captured imagination. Now... eh, things are a little different.

  • June 14, 2012, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Hated Attack the Block

    by Teddy Artery

    The lead characters were despicable shits.

  • June 14, 2012, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Skate boarders and Hackers, shit is so Dated.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 14, 2012, 9:43 p.m. CST

    What happened to the HYPERI0N movies?

    by the Green Gargantua

    Now that would be interesting to me

  • June 14, 2012, 9:43 p.m. CST

    I took AtB at face value

    by mr.underwater

    A very British love-letter to Carpenter. And while Carpenter has sent many love-letters to Ford and Hawkes, he always managed to throw in a new, modern spin. While AtB was strictly retro-fetish. Down to the creatures that looked rotoscoped in. So while the director made an entertaining flick, I wouldn't call him a great resource of new ideas and imagination just waiting to be tapped.

  • ... malleable formats for their stories - open narrative formats that are wide open for stylistic flourishes and insightful outsider social commentary. He noted John Carpenter's tremendous early films, and I don't think this observation is too far off the path. If you think of it, plot-wise, "Attack the Block" could have easily been just a cheap made-for-the-Sci-Fi-Chanel flick. The magic was all in the execution. And no matter what side of the fence you are on concerning the film, many merely objecting against the film in order, misguidedly, voices in the wilderness after what seemed universal critical acclaim, you almost have to admit that it is a flashy little monster movie. For me, it was one of the most entertaining films I saw last year. I felt that it was a highly intelligent modern take on 1950s B-movie sci-fi horror. Of course the message, "They think we be the monsters," is pretty on the head, but in these films it almost always is. What is unique and powerful is how the underlying message informs the actions on screen, and is not merely pretext. In essence, we get to see a whole social system unraveled and explained before our eyes. And the revelation that Moses is a child is still a tremendous one, and done with such tact and restraint that I feel the significance of it was lost on many. When the young nurse enters Moses' apartment, it is filmed in a with a dream-like and claustrophobic long focus lense. On top of that, all this was done with a high degree of comic and action timing, makeing it the quickest paced film of last year (maybe next to Joe Cornish's co-written effort and equally skilled adaptation of the "TinTin" stories). For genre fans, it was like a big birthday gift: reverent, where it easily could have fallen the way of trash. It uses all those elements (ignorance of the authorities, diminished status of the protagonists found in a situation that elevates them above the social milleau, issues of ambiguity concerning criminality and the criminal), makeing a meaningful story with memorable situations and characters. And thinking back over it now, none of the beats seem false - even Moses' folk-hero status by film end. Cornish took a tried-and-true formula, one that usually results in direct-to-video junk food for the zombie TV brain, tweaked it, injected with the spirit of an age, wound it up and spun it on his head. And if that doesn't take talent, I don't know what is. This is something I'm excited about.

  • June 14, 2012, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Billy Bob Thornton For L. Bob Rife

    by Tom

  • June 14, 2012, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Jason Momoa for Raven

    by Tom

  • June 14, 2012, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Kyle Bradway for Vitaly Chernobyl

    by Tom

    Hee Hee.

  • June 14, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Eugene Hutz for Vitaly Chernobyl

    by ROBRAM89

    Or failing that, Shea Whigham.

  • June 14, 2012, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Ken Leung for Hiro

    by ROBRAM89

    I don't know, personally I find Asian more important to the character than black. It makes him more parallel to Raven's being an Aleut, for one.

  • June 14, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    cyberpunk is probably going to be popular again

    by lv_426

    I mean, we basically live in a cyberpunk reality now. Interconnected society, information overload, people spending all their time in virtual worlds (WoW), massive corporations run everything, a world that is moving toward two lifestyles where in the near future you either lap it up in a life of wealth and style, or live in the pits of shit in a life of poverty and struggle. On the cinematic front, ever since all the talk of a live action Akira and then the news that Sir Ridley was going to go and make a Blade Runner sequel. Then there was talk of a possible Neuromancer film in the works from Cube/Splice director Vincenzo Natali. So cyberpunk is going to be reborn and ride in on the next wave. This decade will transition from comic book movies, toy/board game movies, vampires, zombies, and fantasy into space opera, cyberpunk, giant monster flicks, videogame adaptations, and probably some live action anime adaptations. Of course, lots more remakes and prequels are the new sequels. Anyways, I'm going on a tangent... back to cyberpunk. Need more evidence to this theory of a second renaissance for cyberpunk? How about the fact that we're getting a RoboCop remake? Or a new and gritty Judge Dredd reboot? Now, before someone says Blade Runner, Akira, RoboCop, and Judge Dredd aren't specifically cyberpunk, all of them have a lot of the tropes and I'm thinking broadly. If anything, Judge Dredd and Blade Runner were proto-cyberpunk works. I believe these four films, while two of them are still up in the air, are harbingers of cyberpunk cinema to come. Then look at videogames. Deus Ex made a big comeback with its third installment, last year's Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Deus Ex, with its intricate world and conspiracies, would work well as a film adaptation. We've also had a Syndicate reboot, and another cyberpunk style game, the Japanese developed Binary Domain. Up next is an RPG cyberpunk title from the makers of The Witcher, named oddly enough Cyberpunk due to it being based on the roleplaying game from the 80's. Also, a Shadowrun reboot in videogame form was successfully Kickstarted recently. On the TV front there was Caprica on SyFy. While shot lived (mainly because SyFy programs their shows stupidly with massive mid-season gaps), it was an interesting cyberpunk themed family saga. Oh, and what about that Altered Carbon film that was first mentioned about a decade ago? I'd like to see that one done, but not as a watered down big budget Hollywood action flick. I'm thinking it could be a great series for HBO or Showtime, where it could be done to its full potential. Altered Carbon would make a great companion to the dark medieval intrigue of Game of Thrones. Also, while not strictly cyberpunk, James Cameron's proposed Battle Angel Alita adaptation was sounding like another really interesting project. Hopefully we'll see it realized someday, I suppose after Avatar III. I just hope that going back to the creative well that is cyberpunk is done so for interesting cinematic storytelling, and not just cause mirrorshades look cool, and for a trendy "hey, look at how clever we are, using cyberpunk to comment on the current state of things" kind of simple social commentary. Now someone get Paul Verhoeven on the phone and get him signed up to direct an R-rated Syndicate film, obviously written by the ghosts of Paddy Chayefsky and Dan O'Bannon.

  • I do second Jason Momoa though.

  • June 14, 2012, 10:16 p.m. CST

    James Gandolfini for Uncle Enzo

    by ROBRAM89

    Almost too obvious.

  • June 14, 2012, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Oh, I also forgot to mention the Total Recall remake

    by lv_426

    which looks very much like they have changed the setting to be a grittier cyberpunk future from the more glossy one that Verhoeven's version took place in.

  • June 14, 2012, 10:24 p.m. CST

    the green gargantua -- don't worry man

    by lv_426

    My barometer seems to indicate that we will be moving away from zombies, sparkly vampires, and besides some of Marvel's output, maybe even superheroes in the coming years. I think space opera and big ass monsters on the rampage and kaiju/mecha films will be big, in more ways than are obvious. Along with some cool cyberpunk thrillers and action films too. Let's face it, besides The Walking Dead, and unless World War Z is a big hit, I think zombies are starting to truly lose steam. And I say that as a fan of zombie films and stories. Vampires are all sparkled out. Let's welcome kick ass cyberpunk, grand space operas, and massive-destructo kaiju and mecha films onto the genre menu!

  • June 14, 2012, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Chuffed for Joe

    by Mr Lucas

    although I suppose this means the radio show with Adam will never happen again :(. Joe's a very bright, talented and funny guy. I have every confidence in him and really hope he becomes very successful.

  • Strange Days. That film's memory and dream recording/interfacing technology has shown up in Prometheus, and in a different manner during Inception. I always liked Strange Days. They kinda shot themselves in the foot in the sense that the film was released in 1995, but took place in the very near future of the eve of the year 2000. I think Strange Days could be remade. The concept has a ton of potential that could make for a really grounded and more believable cyberpunk thriller. More believable to me than RoboCop, or especially more than some of the stuff I've read about the Total Recall remake. http://io9.com/5917770/how-does-total-recall-update-arnolds-original-movie-clues-from-our-set-visit

  • June 14, 2012, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Strange Days would make a great TV series.

    by ROBRAM89

    That is a truly underrated movie. It's also the closest Bigelow ever got to being another Cameron.

  • June 15, 2012, midnight CST

    Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov

    by Eric Shea

    Remember when they were planning a film series based on the Foundation novels? I'd rather see that than pretty much any other science fiction movie.

  • June 15, 2012, 12:20 a.m. CST

    @lv426

    by Industrious Angel

    Strange Days was an ok thriller, but really not cyperpunk or even good SF. The recording technology was just used as evidence in an otherwise comparatively straight drug/murder scenario. It would have worked just as well as an 80s thriller with video equipment instead of the brain-gimmick (even the torture scene). Still, good film, I fondly remember Juliette Lewis and especially Angela Bassett.

  • June 15, 2012, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Currently reading this.

    by BloodiedFox

    Enjoyed what I've read so far and while I've not seen AtB yet I'll always have a place in my heart for The Adam and Joe show. Hope drunken Ben Kenobi gets worked into this somehow!

  • See what playing the pr game does?

  • June 15, 2012, 1:18 a.m. CST

    If you think it's so hard to find an Asian/black actor, you're a fucking idiot.

    by Huey_Freemans_afro

  • June 15, 2012, 1:22 a.m. CST

    It's almost certain they will fuck this movie up. (But I hope they don't)

    by Huey_Freemans_afro

    Studios won't understand the countercultural points.

  • June 15, 2012, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Robram89: You clearly didn't understand a thing about the book...

    by Huey_Freemans_afro

    if you would say something that ridiculous. Do you think the Asian side is more important b/c he had swords or b/c he wasn't a rapper? Have you even met a biracial person in your life? People like you are the reason Hollywood makes terrible, racist decisions.

  • June 15, 2012, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Happy to see cyberpunk get it's due, but please

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    drive a stake through the heart of steamjunk first.

  • Congrats... I cringed.

  • And the fact that they won't cast a black/Asian least is a sign that they won't respect ANY part of the story and will miss the point entirely. GodDAMMIT, I'm pissed off already.

  • June 15, 2012, 1:43 a.m. CST

    lv_426 I am keeping my talons crossed. There is also that Black Hole redux

    by the Green Gargantua

    which by instinct I should meh..However a HARD sci fi version with a mind blowing red robot would rule.

  • June 15, 2012, 1:49 a.m. CST

    SPOILERS

    by gotilk

    I hope he does the Rat Things right.... showing their memories of being dogs, etc. Those were some of the most moving parts of the book for me, which I finished reading maybe... 2-3 months ago. And the floating city? THE RAFT!?!? MUST SEE!! This could be amazing.

  • June 15, 2012, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Just dont get the ATTB love

    by Spartacus44

    I mean the film was slightly above average at best. There were no great directorial moments so I just dont see where all the Joe Cornish love is coming from...

  • June 15, 2012, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Glover for Hiro...

    by gotilk

    YES! Great idea.

  • June 15, 2012, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Blokamph is ripping off Battle Angel. Elysium synopsis below.

    by borisdoris

    In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government of?cial, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

  • June 15, 2012, 3:39 a.m. CST

    Are they actually going to do the dentata?

    by UltimaRex

    Readers of the book: You know what I'm talking about.

  • June 15, 2012, 3:42 a.m. CST

    What about Adam?

    by catlettuce4

  • June 15, 2012, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Three words:

    by Ribbons

    POOR IMPULSE CONTROL

  • June 15, 2012, 4:03 a.m. CST

    It can not be adapted. Not by anyone.

    by V'Shael

    The novel is practically a treatise on linguistics, with some sci-fi trappings. Look, Hollywood couldn't even adapt a relatively straight forward novel like World War Z, without fucking it up royally. There is simply no way to do Snow Crash. They'll have a cyber movie something like johnny mnemonic, and it won't have anything to do with Snow Crash.

  • And woke up in the wrong time.

  • June 15, 2012, 6 a.m. CST

    Joe Cornish will...

    by buggerbugger

    ...fuck this up. Especially if he casts the same kind of human-shaped nuggets that populated 'Attack the Block'. Naturally, being a Hollywood cyberpunk movie, it will have a totally inappropriate soundtrack full of Shit Rock.

  • June 15, 2012, 6:02 a.m. CST

    never heard of it

    by Skankardly

    and after reading a synopsis, sounds like a SyFy original. it'll end up being as *good* as " A Sound of Thunder"...maybe Ed Burns can star in this too?

  • Until Paramount casts Shia LaBeouf as Hiro Protagonist. Then you can go back to your despair.

  • June 15, 2012, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Couldn't finish the book.

    by phifty2

  • June 15, 2012, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Why Unadaptable?

    by hst666

    The tone? Too many characters/ideas? The narrative itself is fairly straightforward.

  • June 15, 2012, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Was there dentata?

    by hst666

    I read the book a long time ago. I do not remember vagina dentata being present. (I do remember it from those Julian May books).

  • June 15, 2012, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Just cut down on the Sumerian stuff.

    by v1cious

    That shit took up way too much of the book. Do that, and you have potential for sci-fi blockbuster.

  • June 15, 2012, 9 a.m. CST

    Budget?

    by Chorlton01

    As much as I loved Attack the Block, Joe is not going to command a big enough budget to pull this off.

  • June 15, 2012, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Neal Stephenson, King of the non-sequitor

    by RogueWarrior65

    Every time I read his stuff I wonder why he throws in these non-sequitor characters/plot elements. Snow Crash has this robot attack dog thing. Random.

  • June 15, 2012, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Never gonna happen

    by jemagee

    remember that Neuromancer film that everyone was excited about? And how does the movie end - Stephenson doesn't know how to end a book, they just stop. Tell me a movie inspired by a book you loved that was even half as good as the book...hollywood is just out of original ideas so sucking up to the morons who don't realize the movie is just a weak bastardization

  • June 15, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST

    How is the book unadaptable?

    by Laserhead

    It's hugely cinematic and doesn't rely on purple prose or interiority. The thing reads like a (long, great) movie. Here's hoping for a long run time, or a great script that compresses properly, but no reason to think this won't be great. Now, 'The Great Gatsby', that's a (great) book people should stop making movies from.

  • June 15, 2012, 9:34 a.m. CST

    JGL for Hiro! Dwayne Johnson for Raven!

    by dastickboy

    Chloe Moretz or Dakota Fanning for YT.

  • June 15, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Jemagee

    by smatt584

    Fight Club and Shawshank Redemption were both very good adaptations

  • June 15, 2012, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Don't know the book or the chosen director

    by Ray Tchoulakian

    ....but don't you think calling a guy who's directed ONE major film to date a "ridiculously gifted filmmaker" is a bit presumptuous? Was anyone calling David Fincher ridiculously gifted after Alien 3? I haven't seen Attack the Block, but even if it's a good flick, we've seen plenty of one-hit wonders in the past, so overselling this guy Cornish is jumping the gun.

  • June 15, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    More adaptable than Neuromancer

    by Lummox JR

    Just putting this out there, but I feel this is way more adaptable for the big screen than Neuromancer, and Neuromancer is one of my very favorite books of all time. I have great love for Snow Crash as well and feel it plays well with Gibson's work. Neuromancer has a great pace to it, but I'm not sure the tone of the characters can be nailed within that pace when adapted to film. It also has a number of highly memorable settings that would chew up screen time. I'm not sure the story could be told properly by paring down the book. Snow Crash on the other hand can afford to lose a few bits here and there but keep the core story intact; huge bits of exposition could be altered to happen along the way instead of as an aside. And its pace is far more frenetic, focusing less on the characters than the plot. As for Stephenson's other works, I beg to differ that any of them are adaptable. The Diamond Age certainly is not; it falls prey to his habit of stretching out a story over a very long period of time, shifting sets of characters too often. (This is also one of the many many reasons Cryptonomicon will never be successfully adapted to film.) There are fascinating concepts in that book but the story barely carries itself there, let alone in any kind of adaptation.

  • June 15, 2012, 11:03 a.m. CST

    NO! We need another X-men reboot!!

    by Bigdada

    Kidding. Great news.

  • June 15, 2012, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Almost agreed, jemagee

    by Lummox JR

    You're right that Stephenson doesn't know how to end a book, and the Diamond Age is a pitch-perfect example of that. He's way bigger on setting than plot, and his stories suffer for it. However, I do think that Snow Crash is an exception to this rule, and stands in defiance to his later work. The book actually does have an ending that would be perfectly great for a movie. I'm still excited about Neuromancer, and can't not be--although the budget ($60M) seems low and I think giving it a running time under 2:30 would probably require criminal cuts to the story. As for other book adaptations, I'm still waiting to see John Dies at the End and have high hopes (based on reviews) that it's faithful to the tone of the book, even knowing that the whole book could never be completely adapted as a solid whole for reasons the author himself acknowledges.

  • June 15, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    I genuinely thought Attack the Block...

    by Seph_J

    ...was rubbish. Not funny, scary or exciting in any way.

  • June 15, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    "GIJoe Redemption"? I thought it was called Retaliation.

    by Stalkeye

    Get your Movies correct sir.

  • June 15, 2012, 2:10 p.m. CST

    as much as I loved Adam and Joe

    by ScaryJim

    (And you yanks who haven't seen it should really look it up-especially the film adaptations made with toys) I just didn't like attack the block much at all. It wasn't as funny or as charming as Sean of the dead, and it really was from the same sort of mould. Kill list was the best british film of last year hands down. Maybe Cornish could dosomething with this, i just couldn't really see anything particularly great in the directing coming through-yeah definitely Doctor Who standard. Man I'd kill for an adaptation of the first 2 HYPERION books. Although the last 2 weren't that great the first 2 will always remain in my memory.

  • June 15, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Their trying to Redeem themselves from Retaliating on Tatum.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    see what I did there.

  • June 15, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Besides, cyberpunk was so 90'

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • June 15, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Bring back steampunk!!!

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • June 15, 2012, 4:54 p.m. CST

    For all you naysayers....

    by cant believe that won an oscar

    I'll be excited for any film project Joe Cornish is involved in. Not because of his work last year with ATB and TT but because he's half of the Adam & Joe show. That alone is proof of a longstanding talent that isn't just going to fuck off after debut Hollywood exposure. BTW whats this snow crash thing all about?

  • June 15, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Neal Stephenson

    by successor

    Anybody want to fund his Kickstarter project to make a new realistic sword fighting game? http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang?ref=home_spotlight I don't, but it sounds interesting nonetheless.

  • June 15, 2012, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Attack the Block was amazing? News to me.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    It was detestable. A celebration of London chav scum, a story where the filth bags who murder a species for pleasure and "status" learn nothing, "save the day" from creatures only attacking them because they murdered their mate in the first place, where the chief chav scumbag is in the end lauded as a hero. I'm all for anti heroes and films with a different slant, but that film had nothing positive to get behind whatsoever. Absolute scum characters, in a situation of their own making, murdering otherwise peaceful creatures and being held up as heroes at the end by the lowest of the London low. Yeah, what an amazing movie. Absolute bollocks. The only good thing about the movie was the creature design.

  • June 15, 2012, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Attack the Block was a total pile of shit

    by john

    I know a bunch of peeps that worked on this and they said that Joe Cornish was totally out of his depth and didn't have a fucking clue, that the crew pulled him through.

  • June 15, 2012, 9:41 p.m. CST

    @jazzdownunder

    by berserkrl

    quote:: Attack the Block felt like an over-extended episode of new/current Dr Who. ::quote Okay, NOW I'm interested in seeing it.

  • Pour your self an absinthe and try and forget about it.

  • June 16, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST

    YT

    by fitzcarraldo2

    For YT I'd go for Dakota Fanning or maybe Chloe Moretz.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Casting

    by Gary Bridgman

    Hiro: If it's set in the "future" and his dad was a WWII vet, then...well shit. Let's try Seth Gilliam (Sgt/Lt Carver, The Wire; Starship Troopers). He could pass for Afro-Asian, but huey_freemans_afro insists that real Afro-Nipponese actors are screentest ready, so.... YT: Olivia Thirlby (young enough to be taken seriously on a skateboard, old enough to have a signature Neal Stephenson bad sex scene). L. Bob Rife: James Carville Raven: Steve Reevis (Fargo) is 50, so I give up. The Librarian: Max Headroom Uncle Enzo: Chazz Palminteri

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