Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is undoubtedly a classic, which was previously turned into a film in 1966 by Francois Truffaut starring Oskar Werner and Julie Christie. Now it’s getting a new movie version from 99 Homes helmer Ramin Bahrani.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon, Fahrenheit 451 is based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel. In a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and “firemen” burn books, Jordan plays Montag, a young fireman who struggles with his role as law enforcer. Battling his mentor, fire captain Beatty, played by Shannon, he forsakes his world in an effort to regain his humanity.’
Rather than coming to cinemas, the movie with first screen on HBO in the US on May 19th. It’s not clear how/when we’ll get it in the UK. [Read more…]