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.”
The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.
Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Be among the first to get the exclusive scoop on the highly anticipated new Netflix original series centering around famed monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia. Be introduced to the world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified.
“Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will have a social consciousness and historical awareness that we chose not to explore in the Penny Dreadful London storylines,” Logan explained. “We will now be grappling with specific historical and real-world political, religious, social and racial issues. In 1938, Los Angeles was facing some hard questions about its future and its soul. Our characters must do the same. There are no easy answers. There are only powerful questions and arresting moral challenges. As always in the world of Penny Dreadful, there are no heroes or villains in this world, only protagonists and antagonists; complicated and conflicted characters living on the fulcrum of moral choice.”
A new era has officially begun for the Penny Dreadful franchise. On Thursday, Showtimeannounced that their upcoming spinoff series, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, has officially begun production. The announcement was accompanied by a photo of series stars Daniel Zovatto and Nathan Lane in costume.
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A Netflix Original Series from the Jim Henson Company and visionary
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Based on the iconic 1982 film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, comes a new horror anthology series from the mind of The Walking Dead executive producer Greg Nicotero.
This collaboration between director George Romero and horror novelist Stephen King is a loving tribute to the E.C. comic books of the 1950s.
Inspired by the horror yarns found in the pages of EC and DC Comics in the 1950s and hosted by a macabre creature known as The Creep, the original “Creepshow” marked King’s screenwriting debut, with Romero directing all five segments. King himself starred in one of them as a bumpkin forever transformed by his encounter with a mysterious meteorite.