HBO Picks Up Rights For 'Fahrenheit 451' Movie

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 - 8:35PM
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Tuesday, 12 April 2016 - 8:35PM
HBO Picks Up Rights For 'Fahrenheit 451' Movie
Ray Bradbury's classic novel, Fahrenheit 451, will soon be heading to a screen near you. The rights to the book, often listed among the best science fiction novels of all time, were picked up by HBO at auction on April 12, as reported by Deadline. The network beat out Hulu, Legendary, and IM Global for the rights.

The story about a dystopian future where books are banned and "firemen" are dispatched to burn them will be adapted for the screen by 99 Homes writer/director   Ramin Bahrani, who will write the script, direct, and executive produce alongside Alan Gasmer and Peter Jaysen. Deadline says the movie will be an "event film", but isn't clear as to whether that means it will have a theatrical release, or if it will air on HBO.

The novel, which was originally published in 1953, has been adapted to the screen once before in a 1966 British film version starring Academy Award winner Julie Christie. 



No word yet on when we can expect the new incarnation of Fahrenheit 451, but it's definitely good to see Bradbury getting some love again.

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