Much like the forever-in-development-hell adaptation of William Gibson's Neuromancer, Neal Stephenson's sci-fi classic Snow Crash is an essential cyberpunk novel that's had nothing but bad luck on its way to the big screen. But Attack the Block's Joe Cornish could be set to change all that.
Neal Stephenson has always loved playing around with the format of books. He most notably created the fictional interactive tome Young Ladies Illustrated Primer in The Diamond Age, and he also built the Metaweb in the real world, a wiki site (since discontinued) where he annotated ideas
from his novel Quicksilver.