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HBO's new teaser for 'Fahrenheit 451' movie blazes to life

Check out the first images from HBO's Fahrenheit 451 adaptation 3 FilmsThis new HBO film could become their next monster hit Posted byMike Rampton Published22 hours agoShareTweet
Stacy Diaz | 13 January, 2018, 06:05

Take the first trailer for HBO's Fahrenheit 451 adaptation, for instance, which might send some uncomfortable chills down your spine. It is regarded as one of his best works.[3] The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found.[4] The book's tagline explains the title: "Fahrenheit 451 - the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns..."

Along with Jordan, the film will star Michael Shannon as its antagonist (naturally), Sofia Boutella, and YouTuber Lilly Singh.

Seeking to modernize the themes in Bradbury's 1953 novel - which revolve around the population's willing abandonment of knowledge - Bahrani said that where "Bradbury was concerned about mass entertainment and short sound bites", he is "with tweets and wiki entries".

Directed by Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes) and written by Bahrani & Amir Naderi (Vegas: Based on a True Story), the film is based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel of the same name, depicting a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and "firemen" burn books. It revolves around Montag (Michael B. Jordan, who also exec produces), a young fireman who forsakes his world, battles his mentor and struggles to regain his humanity. It's after this that he begins to question everything he knows, bringing him into conflict with his Supervisor, Beatty, played by the ever menacing Michael Shannon. Sofia Boutella's resistance character Clarisse McClellan says the line, "We asked for this", which came straight from Bradbury, and Bahrani was able to find truth in that which he tied back to our modern age. "One of the things in the film is storing knowledge, books in DNA". Between the technological advancements in the last 20 years and politics, Bradbury's biggest concern about the erosion of culture is now. How do you take Bradbury's themes - some were so prophetic - it wouldn't be hard to start to manipulate and control what's happening on the internet.

The movie will light up HBO sometime this spring.

HBO's film "Fahrenheit 451" takes place in an "alternate tomorrow", Bahrani said, because numerous technologies Bradbury imagined are "right here, right now".