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Firstlook: Fahrenheit 451

First look at HBO’s Fahrenheit 451

Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon bring an eerie dystopian future to life in Fahrenheit 451.

HBO is bringing the Sci-fi classic Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury to life with the help of “General Zod” Michael Shannon, and the defeated king of Wakanda “Eric Killmonger” Michael B. Jordan.

In this new movie based on Bradbury’s dystopian classic from 1953,  American society has spiraled to a point where democracy is a shadow of the distant past, and our freedoms are null and void in a future where free thought is criminal.

Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon are part of an elite squad of “Firemen” who are tasked with finding and burning books that are outlawed by the dictator state. In the movie, Jordan’s character “Montag” begins to question everything around him, including why he is a fireman, and what burning books really means. Thinking for himself and rebelling against the primarily accepted culture of willing ignorance, Montag breaks the mental chains surrounding him and embarks on a journey that will change his life and the world around him.

This is a great year for Jordan who kicked it off with his role in the blockbuster hit Black Panther, and he’s not stopping yet. The new Creed movie is set to start filming soon for a November release date. Acting alongside seasoned actor Michael Shannon in the short trailer, the two characters stand firmly on separate sides of the fence ready to fight for their beliefs.

The name of the book “Fahrenheit 451” is the temperature at which books burn, and in this new HBO adaptation of the book, Michael Shannon and Michael B. Jordan both bring the heat to the small screen in May.

 

Watch: Fahrenheit 451 (2018)

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