Monday, May 15, 2006

Fahrenheit 451

Speaking of burning books, a new version of Ray Bradbury's classic Fahrenheit 451 is in the works, and due for a 2007 release.

Frank Darabont (The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption) is writing and directing, according to the listing on the Internet Movie Database.

The novel was first adapted to the screen by Francois Truffaut's, who directed a 1966 version starring Oskar Werner (as Guy Montag) and Julie Christie (as both Clarisse and Guy's wife, Linda). Mel Gibson initially planned to direct and star in the remake, and Brad Pitt was considered for the lead role at one point, according to IMDB.

I recall, as a young teenager, being absolutely entranced by The Martian Chronicles and Timeless Tales for Today and Tomorrow, before graduating to Fahrenheit 451 (for a high-school English class?)

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