The new take on Ray Bradbury's seminal dystopian novel takes that theme of unsafe knowledge and updates it for the modern technological and political age.
Based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel, the TV film depicts a future where media is an opiate, history is outlawed and "firemen" burn books.
This was not the script from the 1966 movie version directed by François Truffaut, nor was it Bradbury's own stage adaptation from 1979.
"We started working on this a year before the election and politically", explained Bahrani, "things are [now] going in a very unusual direction, and it's been going in that direction for awhile".More news: PC market shows small signs of life as Q4 worldwide shipments grow
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by American writer Ray Bradbury, published in 1953. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.
"It's not hard to control what is on the internet given that things are so centralized", he said.
"It's not just books". Culture is in the process of being eroded in the film.
I've been a proud self-proclaimed sci-fi geek from about as soon as I could even form the words "science-fiction", and as such I've tried to read just about all the big must-read genre classics like Frank Herbert's Dune, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, Joe Haldeman's Forever War, etc.More news: Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) Future Growth Projections From Analysts
Bahrani said he never had the opportunity to meet with Bradbury before his death but did an extensive amount of research, watching and reading multiple interviews and more. "We are electing to give it all away to this". "The speed at which [technology] is advancing, perhaps exponentially - I am concerned, are we going to be able to get ahead of the dam?"
HBO's film "Fahrenheit 451" takes place in an "alternate tomorrow", Bahrani said, because numerous technologies Bradbury imagined are "right here, right now".
"Bradbury said we asked for this". His warning? The only thing contained within books is "insanity". It's after this that he begins to question everything he knows, bringing him into conflict with his Supervisor, Beatty, played by the ever menacing Michael Shannon.
"I think it's pretty obvious, right?"More news: Union Pacific (UNP) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds