Metaverse: The Movie -- Snow Crash Back in Development
Will the metaverse finally get its movie? According to Deadline Hollywood, mega-successful film producer Kathleen Kennedy (E.T., A.I., and many more sci-fi/fantasy hits), has re-optioned Neal Stephenson's novel Snow Crash, with Joe Cornish, the guy who directed the cult movie Attack the Block, set to write and direct. This isn't the first time a movie has been attempted (Kennedy tried before, in the mid-90s), but somewhat ironically, in the succeeding years, a lot of ideas in the novel have already come to pass: Not only does something like the Metaverse from Snow Crash exist, but it's considered old news. (Above is my avatar at the official Snow Crash shrine for Second Life... made in 2006.) But that suggests another irony: If Snow Crash does finally become a movie, in the next few years, it would do a lot to restore mass market interest in Second Life.
So, who should play Hiro Protagonist?
The most likely candidate, Keanu Reeves, is probably too old by now; and anyway, that would just bring up bad associations with The Matrix.
Hat tip: Nyoko Salome.Tweet