HBO has released the first full trailer for Fahrenheit 451, the upcoming adaptation of the Ray Bradbury classic. This look heavily features Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon, setting the stage for the film’s central conflict.
Like the novel, Fahrenheit 451 imagines a dystopian future in which books are made illegal and firemen burn them to restrict their knowledge. Jordan plays Guy Montag, a young fireman who starts to doubt their mission and comes into conflict with his mentor, fire captain Beatty (Shannon). The new trailer shows Montag happily showing a book-burning to assembled children, but before long he begins to ask a few too many questions.
Joining them are Sofia Boutella, Lilly Singh, Laura Harrier, and Marton Donovan. It was written and directed by Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes). HBO will premiere it in May.