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The First FAHRENHEIT 451 Trailer Is Terrifying

The First FAHRENHEIT 451 Trailer Is Terrifying

Update 4/5/18: HBO has released the first full trailer for Farenheit 451which you can watch below.

As explained in the tagline for Ray Bradbury‘s classic dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451, the title refers to the temperature at which books and paper burn. That’s fitting because the lead character is a fireman whose entire purpose in life is to torch books in a future where all printed materials have been banned. Later this year, Creed and Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan will headline a new adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 as Gus Montag. And as you can see in HBO’s first teaser for the film, Gus is ready to “burn” and very enthusiastic about his work.

Since Fahrenheit 451‘s first movie adaptation in 1966, things have changed. Ramin Bahrani co-wrote and directed the modern take on this tale, which also features Michael Shannon as Beatty, Gus’ mentor. The trailer doesn’t shed much light on the story for anyone who isn’t familiar with the original tale. Instead, it focuses on a time when Gus was a true believer in burning books and suppressing information.

Assuming the film will follow the novel’s story, Gus will eventually have an awakening that causes him to question everything he knows. And his willingness to change will end the life Gus has known and send him off on an uncertain path towards other outcasts who share his ideals and beliefs.

 

Fahrenheit 451 will premiere on HBO on Saturday, May 19th at 8pm.

Are you excited to see Jordan in this modern update of Fahrenheit 451? Let us know in the comment section below!

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