Imagine Entertainment and LBI Entertainment are teaming to develop a new film adaptation of George Orwell’s seminal dystopian literary classic “1984” says Heat Vision.
Set in a world of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance, and incessant public mind control, the story centers on Winston Smith who works for the Ministry of Truth which is responsible for propaganda and historical revisionism.
Because of the childhood trauma of the destruction of his family – the disappearances of his parents and sister – Winston Smith secretly hates the ruling Party, and dreams of rebellion against them and their deified Party leader – Big Brother.
Written in 1948, the property has previously been adapted several times before – most notably in 1984 itself starring John Hurt and Richard Burton. More notably however the novel has had major influences in the artistic, cultural and even political arenas over the past few decades with concepts from it becoming synonymous with denoting totalitarian authority.
The producers, including Julie Yorn, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, are out to writers to find a take on the material before setting it up at a studio. Street artist Shepard Fairey is also involved in the project.