HBO is preparing to release a movie based on Ray Bradbury's novel "Fahrenheit 451." According to The Wrap, a movie will be adapted for the screen by "99 Homes" writer and director Ramin Bahrani, who will write the script, direct, and supervise the creative process as the executive producer alongside Alan Gasmer and Peter Jaysen.
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury published in 1953. It is regarded as one of his best works. The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed. Thus, "firemen" are responsible for burning any literature that they find. The title refers to the temperature that Bradbury asserted to be the autoignition temperature of paper.
The synopsis of the story: "Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.
Montag never questions the destruction and intellectual damage his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” However, he suddenly meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a meaningful past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.
When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life."
No further details on the film have been announced.