99 Homes Helmer To Direct “Fahrenheit 451”

“99 Homes” director Ramin Bahrani is set to pen, executive produce and direct a new film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s sci-fi novel classic “Fahrenheit 451” for HBO Films.

The story is set in a totalitarian future where Guy Montag, a fireman of the future who goes around burning books on Government orders, becomes disillusioned with the society which has become anti-social, hedonistic, and suppresses critical thought.

Francois Truffaut previously adapted the work to the screen in 1966, while Frank Darabont and Tom Hanks were attached to an in development film version back in 2008.

Source: The Wrap