I haven’t seen much buzz about this project and I’m not really sure why, but the first trailer for the HBO movie adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 was released this week and it looks so amazing! The movie is obviously based on the 1953 novel by Ray Bradbury, about a fireman who burns books for a living and starts to question his work, that is ironically banned from so many school reading lists. I remember reading it when I was in school but I of course didn’t understand or appreciate it until much later on.
I’m a Game of Thrones fan, but I’ve never really seen an HBO movie. This trailer is impressive and I hope the movie is as good as the trailer makes it look.
And the cast! Michael B. Jordan (as Guy Montag) was of course amazing as Killmonger in Black Panther. But I’m particularly interested to see Sofia Boutella in this role (she was so kickass in Kingsman). Michael Shannon, Lilly Singh, and Laura Harrier also star.
Fahrenheit 451 premieres May 19th at 8pm on HBO. I’m so excited for this!
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