Diamond Age Miniseries

The money quote from boing boing (hat tip: Chris Rettstatt:

Neal Stephenson’s Hugo-award winning masterpiece The Diamond Age is being made into a SciFi Channel miniseries.

Also interesting – and exciting – that it’s being produced by George Clooney:

Diamond Age, based on Neal Stephenson’s best-selling novel The Diamond Age: Or a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer, is a six-hour miniseries from Clooney and fellow executive producer Grant Heslov of Smokehouse Productions.

And Chris Rettstatt says:

Update: I just read that Neal Stephenson is writing the screenplay, which gives me hope.

I’m not sure how it could get much better. Is Joss Whedon is looking for something to direct right now?

Perhaps it was because I read Snow Crash when it came out, and I just read Diamond Age last year, but I sometimes feel like I liked Diamond Age better. I think Cryptonomicon is probably still Stephenson’s best because of it’s depth, length, and intricacy, but I don’t know if there’s any way to get that to fit into a miniseries. And, of course, the Diamond Age will fit much better with the SciFi Channel lineup.

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6 thoughts on “Diamond Age Miniseries

  1. Mondragon

    If only it was a 3 series version of the Baroque Cycle, Jack Shaftoe would slay any swashbuckling pretenders, big time.

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  2. Pingback: Fanatical Pupil » Diamon Age Miniseries Delayed

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