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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 03.22.12] scifi dystopic



I think it's fair to say we all sort of knew this news would hit one day and here it is: Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment and LBI Entertainment are teaming up to develop "a new take" on George Orwell's the 20th century classic.

There is already a seminal film adaptation of 1984 that was directed by Michael Redford and starring John Hurt, Richard Burton and Suzanna Hamilton, so it'll certainly be intriguing to see what a "new take" might looks like.


Synopsis:
The story centers on Winston Smith, who works for a government branch called the Ministry of Truth, where he alters facts and histories but secretly harbors desires of rebellion (as well as desires of a forbidden love affair). The ideas in the novel became hugely influential in the worlds of politics and art, with the author’s name eventually becoming an adjective (Orwellian).


The producers are looking at writers who can find a take on the material before setting it up at a studio.

Thoughts?

Via: HeatVision



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coelacanth1938 (6 years ago) Reply

You want to steer me where I can submit something, please? I wrote a short story called "A Possible Solution To The Fermi Paradox" based in the 1984 universe that quite nicely ends the novel better than Winston Smith throwing in the towel.

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quietearth (6 years ago) Reply

The 1984 version of 1984 was brilliant, I highly doubt they'll be able to do it justice.

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JUDGEFARGO (6 years ago) Reply

"You want to steer me where I can submit something, please? I wrote a short story called "A Possible Solution To The Fermi Paradox" based in the 1984 universe that quite nicely ends the novel better than Winston Smith throwing in the towel." -coelacanth1938



Somehow, I doubt it, as Winston throwing in the towel was the whole point.

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TopCat (6 years ago) Reply

Also - if you read the history of newspeak included with the book, you'll notice it's written in past tense - meaning they'll always be another Winston Smith :)

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RooK (6 years ago) Reply

Oh no...not Ron Howard. I couldn't think of a worse person to be involved with such a project. Guess he finally moved on from his awful Da Vinci Code movies that nobody saw.

Not optimistic. Sorry, Opie.


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