First photo released for HBO's upcoming Fahrenheit 451 adaptation is lit!

So this is exciting! I'm a huge fan of Ray Bradbury's seminal dystopian novel FAHRENHEIT 451, and have been looking forward to a decent movie adaptation for a while now. Fran├žois Truffaut tried his hand at it once in 1966, but while it was an admirable attempt with some striking images, it didn't really do the novel justice. I mean, there wasn't even a robot firedog!

Now it seems Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon are headlining an upcoming HBO film based on the novel from director Ramin Bahrani, and Jordan has just released the first look at the film via Instagram:

In this world, the firemen start fires! #Fahrenheit451 is coming to @HBO

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Looks good to me! Now, of course, that's not a lot to go on yet, but at least the costumes are on point (that's pretty much how I imagined they looked from the descriptions) and it confirms that people will indeed be burning things in it. Of course there's more to the novel than just that, but this is still a good start. Also Michaels B. Jordan and Shannon are great in everything (even shit), so even if the movie fails to deliver, I doubt they will. Still looking forward to it though!

So anyone else excited? And what was everyone else's thoughts on Truffaut's take? Either way, sound off below!

Extra Tidbit: I wonder how they'll do the robot dog in this version.
Source: Instagram



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