Fahrenheit 451

HBO has finally released a new trailer for the upcoming ‘Fahrenheit 451.’  Filmmaker Ramin Bahrani co-wrote and directed this new adaptation of the classic Ray Bradbury story, which takes place in the future and follows Montag (Michael B. Jordan), a fireman who burns books for a living until he starts questioning what implications his work will have for society.

The trailer offers a more extensive look at the film and the adaptation of the book that has been in the works for years. Francois Truffaut directed the first ‘Fahrenheit 451’ movie in 1966. Mel Gibson was attached to direct a new ‘Fahrenheit 451’ years ago, but as the times have changed, this politically relevant tale will instead debut on HBO with no theatrical release.

For those not familiar with the story, here is an official synopsis:

In the distant future, media is an opiate, history is rewritten, books are banned and ordered burned and firemen are charged with this responsibility. Guy Montag (Michael B Jordan) is one of them: he goes about his work without questioning motives, believing he is helping out with the end of seeking knowledge. All this changes when he meets another person who makes him challenge his actions and convictions.

Check out the new ‘Fahrenheit 451’ trailer below. The film also stars Sofia Boutella and premieres on May 19th on HBO.