It was recently announced that HBO is currently working on a feature length adaptation of the modern classic Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. We’ve already seen a trailer released for the film, and now HBO has released a new poster of the anticipated production.
Fahrenheit 451 is set in a future dystopia where books are outlawed and ‘firemen’ are in charge of burning books on mass. The story follows a loyal fireman named Guy Montag who’s convictions are challenged when he begins to wonder if what he’s doing is right.
The upcoming film is set to be directed by Ramin Bahrani and will star Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Black Panther) as protagonist Guy Montag and Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, The Shape of Water) as Captain Beatty. The film is set to be released on HBO this month on May 19.
As reported by Screen Daily, Saboteur Media gained worldwide rights for the project and is currently being pitched to buyers after the film wrapped in August. The story will take a new look at the classic story and begins with a Victorian family preparing a toy stage in order to do a production of A Christmas Carol. We then see the story through the eyes of a young viewer, as the cardboard sets and toys are transformed into a fantastic and vivid tale.
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After the surprising success of the first Goosebumps movie, starring Jack Black as Stine himself, this sequel looks to continue the fun and freaky mix of scary and silly. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween will star Madison Iseman, Ken Jeong, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris.
Jack Black is rumoured to return as the voice of one of the haunted book characters come to life!
Check out the trailer below, and watch out for the movie’s release mid-October.
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