How HBO's Fahrenheit 451 Is Updated for the Modern Day

“Knowledge is a dangerous thing.”

So says Michael Shannon’s Beatty in an extended trailer for HBO’s Fahrenheit 451 film adaptation, which aired during the project’s TV Critics’ Association press tour panel. The new take on Ray Bradbury’s seminal dystopian novel takes that theme of dangerous knowledge and updates it for the modern technological and political age.

While the novel Fahrenheit 451 is set in the unspecified future, Bradbury’s story couldn’t have anticipated the ways technology would have advanced 65 years after its 1953 publication. When director Ramin Bahrani took to adapt the story, his first big challenge to modernize it was to figure out how to make it still relevant in a time when all of the world’s books can exist on the Internet on our smartphones.

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Source:: IGN -Reviews

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