Ray Bradbury’s Red Hot Dystopian Classic Novel Will Get the HBO Treatment…
Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451 has a long history of garnering praise and controversy. The novel has been banned a few times throughout its history, which is a little ironic considering the book’s plot. Now HBO will adapt the story into a TV movie starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon. This will be the first tv or film adaptation since Francois Truffaut’s 1966 film.
Here’s how The Hollywood Reporter describes the project:
“The drama is based on Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian novel, which depicts a future where media is an opiate, history is outlawed and “firemen” burn books and revolves around Montag, a young fireman who forsakes his world, battles his mentor and struggles to regain his humanity.”
Michael B. Jordan, who saw praise for his role in Creed, will play the book’s main character, the fireman Montag. Additionally, Michael Shannon will play Beatty, Montag’s captain and mentor. The movie will be written by Ramin Bahrani and Amir Naderi, with Bahrani also serving as director. Furthermore, Shannon and Bahrani reunite after working together on 99 Homes.
With some great actors on board the project, a classic novel, and HBO producing, Fahrenheit 451 will be turning a lot of heads. It wouldn’t surprise me if this production sweeps the Emmy’s after it hits the screen. Now word yet when to expect the drama. However, my best guess is probably sometime in 2018. When HBO announces a premiere date we will let you know.
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