HBO's new teaser for 'Fahrenheit 451' movie blazes to life

HBO's new teaser for 'Fahrenheit 451' movie blazes to life

Sofia Boutella stars as Clarisse, an informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty.

As has become the norm with creators telling post-apocalyptic or sci-fi stories these days, the man behind HBO's new take on FAHRENHEIT 451 thinks the Ray Bradbury classic has a lot to say about society in 2018.

"I really wanted to burn Ferdowsi, it's an Iranian epic poem, I really wanted to burn that", Bahrani said.

"We started working on this a year before the election and politically", explained Bahrani, "things are [now] going in a very unusual direction, and it's been going in that direction for awhile".

Are you excited for Fahrenheit 451? "Because I don't want to excuse the 30, 40 years prior that that", Bahrani insisted. Director/EP Bahrani also co-wrote the script with Amir Naderi. We elected [politicians] over many decades, we're electing this thing in my pocket [pulls out his cellphone].

More news: NNPC to sell petrol directly to marketers
More news: Taking a Look at the Data Behind The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW)
More news: FDA Puts New Limits on Opioids in Kids' Cough Meds

Bradbury's novel was set in the future where he was predicting having screens on the wall that you could interact with. In many ways, the real world of modern media goes far beyond anything the uncannily seer-like Bradbury envisioned. "[The film] is not set in the distant future, like Bradbury's novel, but an alternate tomorrow where technology is here right now - like Amazon's Alexa", he said.

"Knowledge is a risky thing". This exists now. All your drives could be stored 100-fold in DNA.

"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?" There was no reason to put it in the future; it's just [set in] a unusual tomorrow. Bahrani conceptualized this new take on the futuristic society by imagining that "it wouldn't be very hard to start to manipulate and control what is on the Internet if things got more centralized". Bradbury was concerned about mass entertainment - Reader's Digest, short soundbites. He thought all that was going to destroy concepts of reading, thinking, knowledge.

But tweets and wiki entries are even shorter version of Readers Digest, and "We are all guilty of reading only headlines", he told the mostly online press in the hall. Politically, things are going in a very unusual direction in terms of what is real and what is not real - and I think it's been going in that direction for a long time. In the movie, it's Sofia's character who says that to Michael.

Related Articles

  • Liverpool boss Klopp relishing clash with Man City

    Liverpool boss Klopp relishing clash with Man City

    Henry also gave his verdict on Coutinho's departure. "You would obviously prefer to have that front with Coutinho as a No 10". They're the only side who have managed to come close to City's tally, matching them with 16 over the last six games.

    Noteworthy stocks that governs the day: Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

    British Columbia Investment Management Corp decreased Signet Jewelers Limited (SIG) stake by 43.63% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The stock of Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) has "Market Perform" rating given on Wednesday, March 1 by Telsey Advisory Group.
    AT&T drops plan to sell Huawei smartphone in US

    AT&T drops plan to sell Huawei smartphone in US

    Huawei, the Chinese telecom equipment giant and leading smartphone maker, has won a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung . The China-based telecom operator Huawei failed to make a deal to sell its new smartphones through the United States operator.
  • Sen. Diane Savino defends breakaway Dem chief accused of sexual assault

    Sen. Diane Savino defends breakaway Dem chief accused of sexual assault

    Klein leads the IDC, and Vladimer said she worked with him on education budgets and volunteered for his 2014 campaign. Klein, meanwhile, circulated a short letter signed by 23 women saying he'd been a gentlemen to them.
    Moscow Calls Vancouver Meeting on Pyongyang 'Inappropriate Cold War Mindset'

    Moscow Calls Vancouver Meeting on Pyongyang 'Inappropriate Cold War Mindset'

    Security Council that month imposed new caps on trade with North Korea, including limiting oil product shipments. In November, China stopped exporting oil products to North Korea , after the U.N.

    Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB) - Explore Volume Patterns For Some Important Insights

    The oil and gas company reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.42. Alternatively an RSI nearing 30 indicates that the stock could be getting oversold and might be considered undervalued.
  • Cedar Realty Trust (CDR) Lowered to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research

    About 18,000 shares traded. (NYSE:DLR) have been seen trading -12.94% off of the 50-day high and -0.97% away from the 50-day low. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Kite Realty Group Trust by 14.1% in the second quarter.
    Celebrity Big Brother eviction RESULTS: India Willoughby first to be evicted

    Celebrity Big Brother eviction RESULTS: India Willoughby first to be evicted

    Corrie icon Amanda lost her temper with India during the latest 1950s-themed task, telling the women: "You have to leave [India]". Emma Willis asked India whether the outcome would have been different if the men of the house had been in charge of the eviction.
    Due To Injury, Paige's WWE In-Ring Career Is Over

    Due To Injury, Paige's WWE In-Ring Career Is Over

    Paige has had an extremely turbulent year as she was suspended in August 2016 after failing the company's wellness policy. She said: "It's incredible, I obviously want to go down in history as someone who managed to change the division".
  • NYC councilmen arrested at rally for immigrant rights activist detained by ICE

    NYC councilmen arrested at rally for immigrant rights activist detained by ICE

    Advocates say Ragbir's strong community ties and history of complying with ICE check-ins should be taken into account by ICE. The speaker did not know the nature of the charges but saw members and other individuals mistreated by officers.
    U.S.  retail sales grow more quickly than expected in December

    U.S. retail sales grow more quickly than expected in December

    Economists and advisors had expected robust spending across the board due to strong employment and consumer confidence. Sales of furniture grew by 0.7% to $10.33bn, while those of building materials increased by 1.2% to hit $32.98bn.
    India's market regulator hits PwC with 2-year auditing ban

    India's market regulator hits PwC with 2-year auditing ban

    The Satyam promoters inflated revenue and profits to showcase a healthy picture of the company when PwC was its auditor. The Corporate Affairs Ministry (MCA) will examine SEBI's order, Union Minister PP Chaudhary said on January 11.