Michael B. Jordan Will Burn Your Books In New ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Trailer
HBO Films has released the first look at Fahrenheit 451, the adaptation Ray Bradbury dystopian novel that stars Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon.
Set in a world in which media is an addictive opiate, HBO Films’ Fahrenheit 451 finds us viewing a world where history is outlawed and firemen are the people who burn books. In a new trailer released yesterday, we see just how willing Michael B. Jordan (Guy Montag) is willing to go to follow his orders. Eventually, as a fireman, Jordan’s character forsakes his world, which puts him in a battle with his mentor Beatty (Michael Shannon).
“Have you ever seen a physical book before? Do you wanna know what’s inside?” Insanity,” Shannon’s character says in the trailer’s voiceover. “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. News. Facts. Memoirs. Internet of old. Burn it. We are not born equal, so we must be made equal by the fire.
Directed by Ramin Bahrani, Fahrenheit 451 is a story set in the distant future, yet is “right here right now”. Bahrani also says that the story’s themes are even more relevant today in an age when most people only read the headlines. Bahrani co-wrote the script with Amir Naderi and executive produces with Sarah Green, Michael B. Jordan, Alan Gasmer and Peter Jaysen.
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