The HBO PR Twitter handle (not to be confused with the regular ol' HBO Twitter handle, I guess) just dropped three new images from Ramin Bahrani's forthcoming adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, and they are.
Here's a synopsis: Fahrenheit 451 depicts a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and "firemen" burn books.
Fahrenheit 451 is an HBO Films presentation of a Noruz Films, Brace Cove, and Outlier Society production; executive producers, Ramin Bahrani, Sarah Green, Michael B. Jordan, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen; David Coatsworth produces.
The name for the novel came from the fact that Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which books burn.
The trailer itself doesn't actually feature any footage from the movie itself but does give us a great idea of what we can expect, with the trailer featuring the dark imagery of books and knowledge set aflame. Conflict between a government censorship diehard and the flamethrowing fireman who isn't quite sold will run rampant in the TV movie written and directed by Bahrani, who has plenty of thoughts on how to keep the sci-fi story relevant. Jordan plays one of the future firemen who torch the tomes, with Shannon as his captain.
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Finally, we have a photo of Sofia Boutella as Clarisse, an informant who "gets caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty". To take them and modernize them. "I am grateful to HBO for helping me bring my vision of the film to audiences with this incredible cast".
"Knowledge is unsafe. Every book is like a loaded gun", a quick clip of the show professes.
"Between technological advancements and politics, I think Bradbury's biggest concern 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", he noted. We're all guilty about reading headlines.
HBO's take on Fahrenheit 451 will debut this spring.
"We are not born equal, we must be made equal by the fire, and then we can be happy", Beatty says in one scene.