Giant Freakin Robot has a piece about the director who will be working on a movie adaptation of Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson’s genre-creating novel from way back in 1992. I have no real opinion on the director, but I really hope he can capture the sprawling, chaotic awesomeness that was the novel. I fear that the limits of the movie form will mean that 98% of the novel will be lost in favor of a basic action movie with SF flavors. It would be better as a trilogy, but that is perhaps too much to ask.
I’m not sure how any of Stephenson’s novels would make the transition to the screen, to be honest. Though the The Baroque Cycle would make for a hell of a television serial. (Oh please god do not let them make a movie out of those books).
Sadly, it appears that SyFy has not chosen to produce this series for television, but have made noises about creating a web series instead. The 90 minute film pilot will run at some unknown time in the not too distant future, so I will look forward to that for now.
Originally seen at GFR, but it has been working its way through the internets for awhile.
Shuffle looks very interestingly weird, starring TJ Thynes and directed by Kurt Kuenne.
Shuffle is the tale of a man who begins experiencing his life out of order; every day he wakes up at a different age, on a different day of his life, never knowing where or when he’s going to be once he falls asleep. He’s terrified and wants it to stop – until he notices a pattern in his experience, and works to uncover why this is happening to him – and what or who is behind it.
As I age I have noticed that I don’t often look forward to movies, and having children I find that movies have come and gone before I have even noticed them. That said, I am really looking forward to this movie.
This short film doesn’t spend much time giving us context or story, but it sure is thrilling. The beginning of the film hints at a back-story, enough to trigger my trope-o-meter and fill in the ‘corporate research run amok’ storyline. All that is fine, but just enjoy the ride.
It was created by someone named wesball, and the youtube link is here.