HBO is adapting Ray Bradbury’s classic sci-fi novel Fahrenheit 451 into a movie starring Michael Shannon as Captain Beatty and Michael B. Jordan as Guy Montag. Here is the first trailer for the scorching hot film. Directed and written by Ramin Bahrani, it shows us a possible future where media is an opiate, history is rewritten and “firemen” burn books. “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. News, facts, memoirs, internet of old — burn it.”
Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.