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Snow Crash Being Adapted by Attack the Block’s Joe Cornish

LOCARNO, SWITZERLAND - AUGUST 05:  Director Joe Cornish attends 'Attack the block' photocall during the 64th Festival del Film di Locarno on August 5, 2011 in Locarno, Switzerland.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Neal Stephenson's 1992 novel Snow Crash, which presaged World of Warcraft/Facebook/everything and features the splendidly named Hiro Protagonist, is being adapted by Attack the Block's Joe Cornish over at Paramount. Cornish, who Deadline says has been offered "a ton of projects" since Block, will also write the screenplay. Welcome to the Metaverse, Joe.

Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/2011 Getty Images