Fahrenheit 451: new trailer
“Have you ever seen a physical book before?”
In the before-time, as South Park might put it, when words were printed on pulped out wood, science fiction writer Ray Bradbury warned about suppressing ideas by limiting thought. Of course, he may have been worried about collecting royalties, but his novel Fahrenheit 451 soon became a part of the curriculum at many schools around the globe, and HBO Films’ adaptation of that novel will air this spring.
You can watch the brand new trailer below…
Fahrenheit 451 depicts “a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and ‘firemen’ burn books,” according to the official synopsis. It was was directed by Ramin Bahrani, who helmed 99 Homes, from a screenplay by Ramin Bahrani and Amir Naderi (Vegas: Based On A True Story).
“I have always loved Ray Bradbury’s prophetic novel Fahrenheit 451,” Bahrani said in a statement. “Two years ago, as I looked at the world around me, it seemed like the ideal time to do a modern interpretation. I am grateful to HBO for helping me bring my vision of the film to audiences with this incredible cast.”
Fahrenheit 451 stars Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed, Fruitvale Station) as Montag, a “young fireman who forsakes his world and struggles to regain his humanity as he battles his mentor, fire captain Beatty, played by Michael Shannon (The Shape Of Water, Boardwalk Empire, Nocturnal Animals, Revolutionary Road). Sofia Boutella (The Mummy, Kingsman: The Secret Service) stars as Clarisse, an “informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty.” Lilly Singh plays Raven, a “tabloid reporter who works with the fire department to spread the ministry’s propaganda by broadcasting its book-burning raids to fans.”
HBO Films’ Fahrenheit 451 debuts in May.