One of the best books ever written is getting the film adaptation it deserves from HBO Films. The iconic Ray Bradbury sci-fi classic, Fahrenheit 451, is in development at HBO Films, according to a report from The Wrap. 99 Homes filmmaker Ramin Bahrani will write, direct and executive produce the project.
Surprisingly this is only the second time that such a famous novel has been adapted for film. Francois Truffaut was the first at adapting Bradbury’s book, bringing his version to screens in 1966.
Fahrenheit 451 is set in a dystopian future where reading is outlawed and firemen, like protagonist Guy Montag, are tasked with burning books. Bradbury’s masterpiece, one of sci-fi’s most acclaimed works, is a chilling story of censorship and a future without reading and books that still resonates decades after its publication.
There is no word yet on when the adaptation may release or when production is expected to begin. No talent has been announced as attached to the project.