In the futuristic world of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, firemen don't put out fires, they start them.

HBO Films released a teaser trailer for Fahrenheit 451 that you can watch below. While it doesn't give us a look at the characters of the futuristic world, it does show a fireman's flamethrower lighting up a pile of books.

Directed by Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes) and based on the seminal Ray Bradbury book of the same name, Fahrenheit 451 stars Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Chronicle), Sofia Boutella (2017's The Mummy), and Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals, Bug). In addition to starring in the movie, Jordan is also one of the executive producers on the film, which has the following synopsis:

"In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young girl...and begins to rebel against society."

As essential to read now as it was when it was originally published in 1953, Fahrenheit 451 is Bradbury at his most thought-provoking, and it should be interesting to see his timeless story come to life on screen once again (it was previously adapted in a 1966 film of the same name). In particular, I'm curious to see if Bahrani will incorporate the mechanical firehouse hounds from the book, which were capable of producing a tranquilizer from their snouts and added a vicious extra layer to the haunting tale.

The film adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 will premiere on HBO sometime this spring, and we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on all things Fahrenheit 451.

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