By Kizzie Frank
Good evening F.E.M.M fam! I’m coming to you live from the dining room table with the good news. Books still exist, but HBO has released their first full trailer for an adaptation of the Ray Bradbury's 1953 novel, “Farenheit 451”.
The novel explores the idea of a future dystopia, where television is in, books are illegal, and “firemen” find all books to burn them. The trailer is filled with obvious images of fire, running, stern faces, and daunting music. This suggests that the movie will be nothing short of provocative and aggressively politically charged.
Now, the novel, “Farenheit 451” is a little before many of our times, but HBO is bringing it to present day. Michael B Jordan’s performance in Black Panther is fresh off the stove, but he is still heating up. Now, HBO strikes while the pot is hot with an actor that is sure to bring a larger audience to a topic that may not be as popular today.
HBO casts Michael B Jordan as the star protagonist, Guy Montag. He is the “fireman” who will eventually see the error of his ways. The trailer doesn’t hint to that very well since he tells a group of children there will be no books left when they grow up. Depressing.
You may have heard someone say “I don’t read”, or maybe you have said it yourself. The idea of Farenheit 451 may not sound too shabby for someone who doesn’t like to read, but without books, we would have no Hunger Games. We would have not have Harry Potter, we would not have the visual adaptation of Fifty Shades.
There is no true release date for Fahrenheit 451 but the trailer says “May”. “Farenheit 451” is presently available in it’s novel form on multiple platforms, including trusty Barnes & Noble. Now I ask you, how would you feel if every book was burned?
“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. We are not born equal, so we must be made equal by the fire”