Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

HBO Films Shares Trailer For FARENHEIT 451

HBO Films Shares Trailer For FARENHEIT 451

Beth Cherne felt like she struck gold when she was searching for a play to direct for her second production with the Alternative Truth Project and found an adaptation of "Fahrenheit 451", Ray Bradbury's cautionary tale about a dystopian society in which books are outlawed and society is made up of illiterate, brainwashed hedonists who wallow in state-approved entertainment, drugged into complacency.

Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon star in the HBO Films presentation - Jordan as fireman Montag, who forsakes his world and battles his mentor, Beatty (Shannon).

The movie is directed by Ramin Bahrani of 99 Homes fame. The story is told through the eyes of firefighter Guy Montag, played in this new HBO movie by Michael B. Jordan. When its protagonist, one such fireman named Guy Montag, starts to question his actions, the world as he knows it begins to unravel. Bahrani said when asked why Bradbury's dystopian story is especially relevant in Trump's America. Montag works as a fireman...not putting fires out, but burning books.

HBO Films Shares Trailer For FARENHEIT 451

The first looks at Shannon, Jordan, and Boutella are gorgeous with an abundance of blue and red. This week, the premium television network shared a teaser trailer for the upcoming flick. See the fiery teaser above. That goes to what's in Bradbury's novel that's different than the other classic - 1984 - Bradbury says, we asked for this... Flames shoot from the faceless man's weapon, setting the pile of books alight.

As usual, the Alternative Truth Project production of "Fahrenheit 451" will be a readers theater presentation, which means there will likely be no set decoration, props or costumes, and limited physical movement. But of course the movie will be a whole lot more than that. "I like books more than films", professed Bahrani, while Boutella advocated that books "give you an alternative way of thinking". But when Bradbury wrote his book it was set in the distant future; HBO's adaptation is set in "alternate tomorrow, right here right now", Bahrani warned. To Bahrani's mind, those concerns have actualized with the rise of social media and wikis and peoples' inclinations to just read headlines instead of full articles.

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