A Teaser Trailer for Fahrenheit 451: A New Film Adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Ever-Relevant Novel

From HBO comes a teas­er trail­er for an upcom­ing adap­ta­tion of Ray Brad­bury’s Fahren­heit 451, a film that went into pro­duc­tion a year before the 2016 election–that is, before things in Amer­i­ca took a turn for the worse and the weird. That life has start­ed to imi­tate Brad­bury’s art has­n’t been lost on the film’s direc­tor, Ramin Bahrani, who told crit­ics at the Tele­vi­sion Crit­ics Asso­ci­a­tion:

Polit­i­cal­ly things are going in a very strange direc­tion in terms of what is real and what is not real… I think we’ve been going in that direc­tion for a long time, it’s just now kind of being revealed to us more clear­ly. So I think from a high lev­el, that’s a prob­lem.…

I don’t want to focus so much on [Trump] because I don’t want to excuse the 30, 40 years pri­or to that. He’s just an exag­ger­a­tion of it now…

I don’t want us to for­get what Brad­bury said, that we asked for this… We are [also] elect­ing again this thing [a smart­phone] in my pock­et . We are elect­ing to give it all away to this.

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.

Will we actu­al­ly get ahead of the dam, or will it just be a flood and up to some oth­er gen­er­a­tion to bring back all of Bradbury’s heroes?

The new film star­ring Michael B. Jor­dan, and Michael Shan­non will come out this spring. Stay tuned.

via Devour

Relat­ed Con­tent:

To Read This Exper­i­men­tal Edi­tion of Ray Bradbury’s Fahren­heit 451, You’ll Need to Add Heat to the Pages

Ray Brad­bury Reveals the True Mean­ing of Fahren­heit 451: It’s Not About Cen­sor­ship, But Peo­ple “Being Turned Into Morons by TV”

Father Writes a Great Let­ter About Cen­sor­ship When Son Brings Home Per­mis­sion Slip to Read Ray Bradbury’s Cen­sored Book, Fahren­heit 451

Who Was Afraid of Ray Brad­bury & Sci­ence Fic­tion? The FBI, It Turns Out (1959)

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  • Barry Douglas says:

    It would seem that Ray Brad­ber­ry had a prophet­ic vision of a future soci­ety. I spoke with him on a few occa­sions, he men­tioned Fahren­heit 451 was essen­tial­ly and an impos­si­ble sto­ry to become true. I guess he had more Hope in soci­ety and maybe our abil­i­ty to think for our­selves . The nov­el should be read by any­one who val­ues free think­ing .

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