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Ramin Bahrani to adapt Ray Bradbury’s legendary Fahrenheit 451

on April 13, 2016, 1:55pm

Director Ramin Bahrani is moving from foreclosed homes and on to burned books.

According to The Wrap, the 99 Homes filmmaker will write, executive produce, and direct a new film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic sci-fi novel, Fahrenheit 451, for HBO Films.

The iconic story follows Guy Montag, a fireman who meets a precocious young women and starts second-guessing the whole book burning thing that his dystopian society insists upon.

This isn’t the first time the tale’s been told on the silver screen. Director Francois Truffaut adapted the novel way, way back in 1966, which starred Oskar Werner and the indelible Julie Christie.

Back in the late aughts, the ever unfortunate Frank Darabont was pegged to direct a remake starring Tom Hanks, but The Walking Dead and Cloud Atlas happened, instead.

Fingers crossed Bahrani casts Michael Shannon for Montag. Oh, baby.

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