Michael B. Jordan Sets Fire To Literary Classics In HBO’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Trailer
In Fahrenheit 451, Michael B. Jordan plays a “fireman” who meets a free-thinking neighbor and begins to question everything he knows.
HBO’s Fahrenheit 451 has been in the works for over a year, and now, the cable giant has shared a teaser trailer for the upcoming flick. While there is no significant footage being shown, there is one of the most impressive scenes from the book, involving the burning of such classic literatures like Crime and Punishment, Lolita and Huckleberry Fine, as well as several other “controversial” books.
In Fahrenheit 451, for those who didn’t have to read this in school, actor Michael B. Jordan stars as firefighter Guy Montag, a man tasked with burning outlawed books to suppress the ideas within. Unquestioning, unthinking in this dystopian society, Montag meets a free-thinking neighbor, Clarisse McClellan, and begins to open his mind up to new ideas, questioning everything he knows.
Michael Shannon also stars as Captain Beatty, Montag’s superior at the fire department, and directed by Ramin Bahrani, who says that Fahrenheit 451 strays from the source material but remains true to the original theme. “Bradbury’s novel was set in the future where he was predicting having screens on the wall that you could interact with,” Bahrani told The Hollywood Reporter. “Social media and supercomputers like my phone are real now… There was no reason to put it in the future; it’s just [set in] a strange tomorrow.”
Watch the Fahrenheit 451 trailer below, and keep an eye out for the film to air on HBO sometime this spring.