A contemporary movie adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451 has been put into growth. HBO is stated to be behind the mission which is able to star Michael B. Jordan as lead Man Montag and Michael Shannon as his superior, Captain Beatty.
In keeping with Selection, the made-for-TV movie will probably be co-written by Amir Naderi and Ramin Bahrani, the latter of which is additionally directing the image. Sarah Inexperienced, Alan Gasmer and Peter Jaysen are additionally listed as government producers.
For these not acquainted, Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel initially printed in 1953 during which books have been outlawed and “firemen” are in command of burning them to suppress their concepts. When protagonist Montag meets a free-thinking neighbor, Clarisse McClellan, he begins to query every little thing he is aware of.
The guide was developed into a movie in 1966 by French director François Truffaut and has since turn into a cult classic. Given its reputation (it is widespread studying materials for highschool college students, for instance), it’s shocking that we haven’t seen one other movie adaptation since (Mel Gibson apparently held the rights for a whereas however deserted the mission in 1999, The Verge notes).
Sources inform Selection that although it is in early growth, the mission is transferring towards a manufacturing dedication at HBO.