HBO has released the first firey teaser trailer for their adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451. The film is being directed by Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes) and it stars Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed) and Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Man of Steel).
There's not much footage in the teaser, but it does a great job of setting the mood for the film, which is set in a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and “firemen” burn books.
Jordan plays the character Montag, "a young fireman who forsakes his world and struggles to regain his humanity as he battles his mentor, fire captain Beatty", who is played by Shannon. Sofia Boutella (The Mummy, Kingsman: The Secret Service) also stars in the film as Clarisse, "an informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty."
The cast also includes Lilly Singh (Bad Moms) as Raven, "a tabloid reporter who works with the fire department to spread the ministry’s propaganda by broadcasting its book-burning raids to fans."
The film debuts this spring, exclusively on HBO. Are you excited about watching this adaptation of the classic book?