Based on Ray Bradbury’s award-winning novel, previously adapted into the 1966 film by François Truffaut, the HBO TV-movie will debut in the springtime.
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“[Bradbury] was worried about reader’s digest, he was concerned about quick short soundbites. He thought all that was going to destroy concepts of reading, thinking, knowledge. And of course we see that now,” Ramin Bahrani said.
The adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s sci-fi classic is being co-written and directed by Ramin Bahrani, the acclaimed filmmaker of movies like 99 Homes in 2015, with legendary character actor Donovan playing part of the book-burning ministry and the other two actors playing the resistance.
HBO has released the first photo of its adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, featuring the first look at Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon in character as firemen.
Ramin Bahrani is co-writing and directing the Ray Bradbury adaptation, which co-stars Michael Shannon and Sofia Boutella.
Originally published in 1953, Fahrenheit 451 is set in a future where books are outlawed and “firemen” burn any that are found, though intellectual curiosity gets the better of the protagonist, who begins stashing books away to see if he can learn anything from them.