Fahrenheit 451 is an HBO Films presentation of a Noruz Films, Brace Cove, and Outlier Society production; executive producers, Ramin Bahrani, Sarah Green, Michael B. Jordan, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen; David Coatsworth produces.
While the novel Fahrenheit 451 is set in the unspecified future, Bradbury's story couldn't have anticipated the ways technology would have advanced 65 years after its 1953 publication. Real books were burned in order to find the correctly scary tone for the sci-fi dystopia, which was tough for the cast and crew of heavy readers.
Fahrenheit 451 will air in the spring on HBO, though it does not yet have a set release date.
Finally, we have a photo of Sofia Boutella as Clarisse, an informant who "gets caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty". It is being directed by Ramin Bahrani who recently told the Hollywood Reporter that although the film's plot strays from the source material, it remains true to the original theme. To take them and modernize them. However, it wasn't an easy process, Bahrani explained, referencing how he even tried to give HBO their money back, afraid he could not accomplish the task ahead of him. I don't want us to forget what Bradbury said - that we asked for this.
"It's not hard to control what is on the internet given that things are so centralized", he said.
"Between the technological advancements in last 20 years and politics, I think Bradbury's biggest concern about the erosion of culture is now... and the speed at which this is advancing is exponential". Social media and supercomputers like my phone are real now. We're all guilty about reading headlines.
HBO's film "Fahrenheit 451" takes place in an "alternate tomorrow", Bahrani said, because numerous technologies Bradbury imagined are "right here, right now".
"We are not born equal, we must be made equal by the fire, and then we can be happy", Beatty says in one scene.