HBO Max has begun development of “Snow Crash,” a drama series based on Neal Stephenson’s 1992 sci-fi novel from writer Michael Bacall (“21 Jump Street), director Joe Cornish (“Attack the Block”), and Paramount Television.
The story follows a pizza delivery man who, in the Metaverse, is 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.
Bacall will pen the adaptation of the multi-award nominated work and serve as co-showrunner with Angela Robinson. Cornish is set to direct while Frank Marshall is producing.