Ten years ago, dystopian movies and TV shows were fun to watch because they seemed wholly unrealistic and unbelievable. Now, given our current situation, some things might feel like they hit a little too close to home. Take the new trailer for HBO's Fahrenheit 451 adaptation, for instance, which might send some uncomfortable chills down your spine.
The latest teaser introduces us to the world inside Ray Bradbury's 1953 novel, where books are outlawed in a futuristic American society that has "firemen" on hand to burn any remaining publications. Guy Montag (Michael B. Jordan), a young fireman, begins to question his job after meeting a woman who convinces him to rebel against society. Joining him is Michael Shannon, who delivers one of the latest trailer's most chilling lines: "Do you wanna know what's inside these books? Insanity."
Fahrenheit 451 premieres on May 19 on HBO.
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