The drama, which HBO pursued for years, is based on Bradbury's 1953 dystopian tale, which depicts a future where media is an opiate, history is outlawed and "firemen" burn books.
Speaking at a panel during the TCA winter press tour, Bahrani - along with actress Sofia Boutella (her co-stars Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon were late-notice cancellations on the panel) - explained the "paramount" effect the internet had on his adaptation.
Bradbury's novel unfortunately found very real world inspiration in things like the Nazi book burnings in WWII (I've been privileged enough to visit the memorial to this horrific act, and I won't lie, it was a rather emotional experience for a bibliophile like me), but it's also incredibly political, addressing things like freedom of speech and ideas, and the government controlling what you know.
The film was directed by Ramin Bahrani of 99 Homes notoriety. Jordan, and Michael Shannon.
Sofia Boutella who was recently seen in Tom Cruise's The Mummy, plays Clarisse McClellan who is an informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty. I tried to stay true to the themes, even if I changed certain characters and plot lines. I don't want us to forget what Bradbury said - that we asked for this.
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Fahrenheit 451 debuts in Spring, 2018 on HBO.
"Knowledge is risky. Every book is like a loaded gun", a quick clip of the show professes.
"Between the technological advancements in last 20 years and politics, I think Bradbury's biggest concern about the erosion of culture is now... and the speed at which this is advancing is exponential". We're all guilty about reading headlines.
We could make any number of fire-based puns to usher in the intense first teaser for HBO's upcoming Fahrenheit 451 film, like "it's going to be lit", or "things are really heating up", but we'll keep it simple and say that it'll undoubtedly ignite your excitement.
"We are not born equal, we must be made equal by the fire, and then we can be happy", Beatty says in one scene.