Fahrenheit 451 — Teaser Trailer

source:   www.hbo.com

added: Mon, Feb 26th '18

"Black Panther" star Michael B. Jordan says he wants to 'burn" in the first official trailer for HBO's new hotly-anticipated science-fiction drama "Fahrenheit 451," which is based on Ray Bradbury's groundbreaking 1953 novel of the same name.

Also starring The Shape of Water's Michael Shannon, the thought-provoking cable movie is set in a dystopian future where an authoritarian American government has banned books in an effort to suppress dissenting ideas. With a new system of policing in place, "Firemen," newly certified officers, have been given the authority to seek out and burn the last remaining books in America.

Jordan plays a young fireman recruit, named Guy Montag, who, privately, begins to second-guess his job and disagree with the government's decision to burn books. Though the slightest hint of a difference of opinion could cost him dearly. Meanwhile, Shannon plays Captain Beatty, Guy's mentor and tough-minded boss.

Developed into a HBO original movie by filmmaker Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes, Man Push Cart), who both writes and directs, "Fahrenheit 451" also stars Sofia Boutella (The Mummy, Star Trek: Beyond), Martin Donovan (Ant-Man), Laura Harrier (Spider-Man: Homecoming), YouTube star Lilly Singh, Grace Lynn Kung (TV's Mary Kills People), and veteran actor Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey).

"Fahrenheit 451" will be released sometime in the spring on HBO.

synopsis:
Fahrenheit 451 is based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel. In a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and "firemen" burn books, Michael B. Jordan plays Guy Montag, a young fireman who struggles with his role as law enforcer and with his "mentor", played by Michael Shannon.

 

directed by   Ramin Bahrani

starring   Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon, Sofia Boutella, Martin Donovan, Laura Harrier, Lilly Singh, Grace Lynn Kung, Keir Dullea

release date   Spring 2018 (on HBO)

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