Second Trailer for HBO's 'Fahrenheit 451' Movie with Michael B. Jordan
"We have an important task for you…" HBO has launched a full-length official trailer for Ramin Bahrani's Fahrenheit 451, a new feature film adaptation of Ray Bradbury's seminal work about a dystopian book-burning future America (which was made into a film in 1966). Oh my does this look good, and frighteningly accurate in relation to what's currently happening in America. This version stars Michael B. Jordan as Guy Montag, a young fireman who struggles with his role as a law enforcer. The full cast includes Michael Shannon, Sofia Boutella, Keir Dullea, Chris Gleason, Martin Donovan, Lilly Singh, Grace Lynn Kung, Joe Pingue, and Sean Jones. I am so, so in for this and can't wait to watch the entire film. Trust in Bahrani! He's a great filmmaker, and I have a good feeling he's made one of his strongest yet with this film.
Here's the full-length trailer for Ramin Bahrani's Fahrenheit 451, direct from HBO's YouTube:
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, Jordan plays Guy Montag, a young fireman who struggles with his role as law enforcer and with his "mentor", played by Shannon. Fahrenheit 451 is directed by acclaimed American indie filmmaker Ramin Bahrani, of the films Strangers, Man Push Cart, Chop Shop, Goodbye Solo, At Any Price, and 99 Homes previously. The screenplay is also written by Ramin Bahrani, with Amir Naderi, adapted from Ray Bradbury's novel of the same name - first published in 1953. HBO Films will be releasing Ramin Bahrani's new adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 exclusively on their service starting May 19th this summer. Visit HBO for details and info on how to watch. How does it look? Who's planning to watch?
Looks good. But they should really just remake 1984.
DAVIDPD on Apr 5, 2018
DAVIDPD on Apr 6, 2018
Besides much better original (the film version, not the book itself), this is a film about books in the midst of digital era and therefore historically misplaced. Let's not start about the action thriller aspect of it, that's really atrocious ...
shiboleth on Apr 5, 2018
As you mentioned, this is the time of Wikipedia and of smartphones, laptops, etc, and also books. So, there has been some historical development from Truffaut's or Bradbury's times. I maintained with the statement that this one is historically misplaced with the whole idea since we have books and internet side by side today. I would prefer to call it hybridization of mediascape (or something like that) between some analogue and digital sphere which is what we have and I would definitely see that as a historically different situation from before. But I would also agree with the fact that this story could be upgraded in some direction, but I can't really say where it should go. I think that people still read a lot, whether that be books or something over the internet. I, for example, belong to both sides, since i read the whole books and a lot of stuff on the internet (most of it can't be found in books). So, it's not about the reading so much (especially since we all read a lot of visual material in these, digital days), but rather about getting what is knowledge and sensibility in digital era when everything seems to be advertised or publicly attuned to desired image or anything close to it. This film should be touching that, not any medium as such ...
shiboleth on Apr 7, 2018
Well it does look like taking over a good idea from before and then not knowing what to do with it. At the same time the whole thing got stuck in some historical vacuum without any other idea and with the today's technology and with idea of action film. Nope, that's not cool. Cheers Bo...
shiboleth on Apr 7, 2018
That's just your opinion, Bo... If you'd watch his films, you might be impressed. I'm a big fan of At Any Price, but his best work are all of his earlier films - Man Push Cart, Chop Shop, Goodbye Solo. He's not known by many, but he's a very talented, smart filmmaker.
Alex Billington on Apr 5, 2018
>History rewritten Gee, makes you think.
4chan on Apr 5, 2018
Looks like they turned it into a supehero movie.
cuckoozey on Apr 6, 2018
I was with this until the "final confrontation fight" scene. C'mon man, does everything have to come down to good guy vs. bad guy beating the crap out of each other? I wouldn't expect this in Fahrenheit 451 and I'm pretty certain it wasn't in the book. I was on board, but now I'm kind of on the fence...
THE_RAW_ on Apr 6, 2018
I mean clearly I don't think they're aiming for accuracy here, it's HBO after all.
4chan on Apr 6, 2018
THE_RAW_ on Apr 9, 2018
I remember seeing Truffaut's version and it was very much a swinging 60's scifi flick. The engines and outfits were pretty crazy. I don't remember much more than that. I do remember thinking it was a decent adaptation for it's time. Was pretty faithful to the book if I remember correctly.
THE_RAW_ on Apr 6, 2018
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