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Deadline.com reports that the studio and producers behind The Last Airbender (2010) have acquired the rights to Neal Stephenson’s cyberpunk novel, Snow Crash.
The Kennedy/Marshall Company will produce. The Kennedy/Marshall company is the production company headed by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, two of the producers of The Last Airbender (2010).
In 2008, fans of Avatar: The Last Airbenderwrote hundreds of letters to Kennedy and Marshall asking them not to cast white actors to play characters of color in their adaptation of The Last Airbender. These letters were returned to sender or otherwise ignored. Even after Asian American advocacy organizations stepped in, producer Frank Marshall did not acknowledge that the casting of The Last Airbender had a discriminatory impact on actors of color.
Marshall did, however, acknkowledge that casting breakdowns asking for “Caucasian or any other ethnicity” to play the characters of Airbender were “poorly worded and offensive.” He told UGO.com that:
“Ultimately, we all take responsibility for not doing a more thorough job monitoring these frequently used third-party [casting] agents and Paramount has since been in regular dialogue with Asian American advocacy groups including the Japanese American Citizens League and the Media Action Network for Asian Americans to ensure that such a mistake does not happen in the future.” – Frank Marshall, 2010
How will this all play out in the adaptation of Snow Crash, a 1992 novel about a futuristic Los Angeles featuring several characters of color? The main character is hacker and pizza delivery guy Hiro Protagonist, who is of mixed Asian and African American descent. Other characters include a street smart skateboarder named Yours Truly (Y.T.), Hiro’s ex-girlfriend Juanita Marquez, and the antagonist Raven, who is of Aleut descent. Themes of racism and sexism intersect the text and the characters’ experiences.
This is one of my favorite books. First of all, please don’t let it be made into a film. I nearly had palpitations when they did a bit about it on Party Down, and that was fake. Second of all, DO IT RIGHT.
There is so much that could go so wrong with this adaptation omg
Normal people playing video games:Oh wow this is fun!
Me playing video games:MOTHER FUCKING BITCHASS HOE YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME OH MY FUCKING GOD SERIOUSLY NO WHAT THE FUCKING SHIT I HATE EVERYTHING WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU OH MY GOD YOU ASSHOLE WHAT THE SHIT DO WHAT IM FUCKING TELLING YOU OH MY GOD PLEASE FUCKING MOOOOOOVE FUUUUCK *slams fists down on desk* I FUCKING GIVE UP ON LIFE WHAT THE FUCK YOU FUCKING CUNT UGHGGH ASSHOLES OH MY GOD WILL YOU SHOOT THE FUCKING GUN STOP RELOADING ASSHOLE YOU'RE GONNA KILL ME OH MY GOD OHHHH MYYY GOOOODDDDD SJBSJSKDHSJS BDJSMD SUSHJSKD AGGHHHHHH FUCK EVERYTHING FUCK