Greengrass To Helm New Take On “1984”

George Orwell’s dystopian classic novel “1984” is getting another big screen outing with “The Bourne Ultimatum” and “Captain Phillips” helmer Paul Greengrass attached to direct.

James Graham will pen the script for this new take on the material. No word on the nature of this adaptation – whether it will be period or a more contemporary version – but considering Greengrass’ previous work you can expect a bunch of subtext about ubiquitous surveillance in modern society.

Scott Rudin and Gina Rosenblum are producing. The project is still in early development with Greengrass’ re-teaming with Matt Damon on another Jason Bourne film which is expected to go first.

Source: Deadline