HBO Max announced this week that they would be producing a TV series from Neal Stephenson’s dystopian gonzo Cyberpunk novel Snow Crash.
Now, a TV adaptation is moving forward. It wouldn’t be the first time—a few years back, Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) was attached to an adaptation being developed by Amazon. Now, he’s back with some new collaborators developing the project again, but this time for HBO Max.
HBO Max has reportedly put the page-to-screen adaptation into development, which means this project is still in the early stages. This is one of many novels HBO Max has invested in to be adapted into original content for their yet-to-be-launched platform.
“Snow Crash is a novel weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age. In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers 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 computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse.”
An adaptation of a classic 1948 novel by Osamu Dazai, No Longer Human (“Ningen Shikkaku”). Dazai is a highly revered author in Japan, and No Longer Human has an impact on Japanese culture like J.D.Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye had on the US.
The year is 2036. A revolution in medical treatment has conquered death by means of internal nanomachines and the “Shell System”, yet only the richest can afford to partake. Yozo Oba isn’t the richest. Troubled by strange dreams, he flippantly joins his friend’s biker gang on an ill-fated incursion to “The Inside”, where society’s elite lives. This instigates a journey of terrifying discovery that will change Yozo’s life forever.
The film’s story is set in 2036. A breakthrough in medical science has led to the creation of nanomachines, and the S.H.E.L.L. system that controls them, which ensures humans are free from disease and injury and extends their lifespan to 120. But this ultimate social system has warped the Japanese nation in a number of ways, whether it be economical disparities, serious environmental pollution, or the “Human Lost” phenomenon that malforms people disconnected from the S.H.E.L.L. network.
The novel is closer to Dostoyevski than William Gibson. It’s a semiautobiographical novel about a man trapped in a spiral of depression and self-hatred who deems himself unfit to be human. It’s the Japanese counterpart of Dostoyevski’s Notes from the Underground, and considered one of the greatest Japanese novels of the 20th Century.
The intro is mainly about the story of Kyoto geisha Kobayashi Kiyomi in Tokyo, Japan in 2192. Kobayashi was imprisoned and frozen during the shogunate’s foreign war in 1872 to prepare for future development as a special weapon. Three hundred years later, the plan began to secretly begin, Kobayashi was also resurrected, the flesh was transformed, and all evil things happened one after another…
This is a concept short film in the second film of kiyomi kobayashi. It tells the story that in 1872, kiyomi kobayashi was refrigerated by the shogun. 300 years later in Tokyo,She was resurrected and transformed into an artificial man, which became the secret weapon of the shogun to monitor the assassination mission.In the end, she can’t escape the tragic fate either…
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With Cyberpunk 2077 quickly becoming one of this generation’s most anticipated games, developer CD Projekt Red has been bombarded with questions about the game’s release date.
CD Projekt Red CEO Adam Kiciński seems excited to show off what the studio has planned for E3. In ablog post, Kiciński said, “We will be taking part in the upcoming edition of E3, which is shaping up to be the most important fair in CD Projekt’s history. We want to be even more prominent in Los Angeles than we were last year.”
Ahead of the release of Cyberpunk 2077,CD Projekt Red opened an online retail store. The shop sells merchandise themed after the developer’s latest titles, such asThe Witcher III: Wild Hunt,Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, andThronebreaker: The Witcher Tales. Cyberpunk 2077 items are live on the store as well.
Blade Runner 2019, the new comic book series from Titan Comics is the first spinoff of the film franchise intended to be canon with the movies. And now we get a little peek inside those pages… as well as a better look at Ash, the Blade runner of 2019 and all her friends, colleagues – and enemies.
BLADE RUNNER 2019 #1 (MR) Michael Green, Mike Johnson (A) Andres Guinaldo (CA) Artgerm In the neo-noir city of Los Angeles, 2019, Ash, a veteran Blade Runner, is grappling with a new case: a billionaire’s wife and child, apparently kidnapped by Replicants for dark purposes… An all-new ongoing comic series from the pen of Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Michael Green (Blade Runner 2049, Logan, American Gods), with longtime co-writer Mike Johnson (Batman/Superman, Supergirl, Star Trek), illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America). The first comic to tell original, in-canon stories set in the Blade Runner universe! In Shops: Jul 17, 2019 SRP: $3.99