Scribes Set For “1984” & “Monster”

Noah Oppenheim has been set to pen the new adaptation of George Orwell’s classic sci-fi parable “1984” for Imagine Entertainment says Deadline.

Set in a totalitarian future society, the story follows a man whose job it is to rewrite history. He soon falls in love, a move that runs afoul of the all-seeing Big Brother. Oppenheim is also penning remakes of “Snabba Cash” and “WarGames”.

Meanwhile, Paramount Pictures is in negotiations to pick up Brian Duffield’s spec script “Monster Problems” which Shawn Levy will produce says Heat Vision.

The story is described as a post-apocalyptic road movie in the vein of “Mad Max” and “Zombieland”, albeit one with a “John Hughes-esque love story” at its heart.