HBO has released the first explosive teaser trailer for their adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451. The movie is being directed by Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes) and it has some amazing stars attached to the project, including Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed) and Michael Shannon (Man of Steel).
The teaser is a teaser and didn’t come with a lot of footage but it does describe the mood for the film, which is set in a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and “firemen” burn books.
Jordan plays the character Montag, “a young fireman who forsakes his world and struggles to regain his humanity as he battles his mentor, fire captain Beatty”, who is played by Shannon. Sofia Boutella also stars in the film as Clarisse, ” an agent caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty.”
The cast also includes Lilly Singh (Bad Moms) as Raven, “a tabloid reporter who works with the fire department to spread the ministry’s propaganda by broadcasting its book-burning raids to fans.”
FAHRENHEIT 451 debuts this spring, exclusively on HBO.