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‘The Mummy’ Star Sofia Boutella Joins Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon On HBO’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’
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Sofia Boutella

After breaking out as a blade-legged assassin in Kingsman: The Secret Service, Sofia Boutella went on to star in Star Trek Beyond and can next be seen starring in the title role of the first release in Universal’s Dark Universe monsters franchise, The Mummy.

Boutella is now adding another project to her to-do list, signing on for HBO’s adaptation of the Ray Bradbury novel Fahrenheit 451. Boutella joins the previously announced Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon on the cast.

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‘Fahrenheit 451’: Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon To Star In HBO Movie
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Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Black Panther, Fruitvale Station) and Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Man of Steel, Nocturnal Animals) are attached to star in Fahrenheit 451, HBO’s movie adaptation of Ray Bradbury‘s 1953 novel of the same name set in a dystopian future where books are illegal and “firemen” are tasked with destroying them.

The movie has been in development at HBO for just over a year now and is set to be directed by Ramin Bahrani, who also writes along with Amir Naderi. Bahrani previously wrote (also with Naderi) and directed 99 Homes, which starred Shannon.

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Comic Review: The Tomorrows #1
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The Tomorrows #1

The Tomorrows #1
Written by Curt Pires
Illustrated by Jason Copland
Colored by Adam Metcalfe
Lettered by Colin Bell
Cover by Jason Copland
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: July 8, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99

The future may seem bleak, but tomorrow is a new day. In The Tomorrows #1, the creative team of Curt Pires, Jason Copland, and Adam Metcalfe present an Earth in the vein of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451; a world stifled by fear; a world in need of heroes.

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Prophets Of Fiction: Famous Authors Characterized As Their Books
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H.P. Lovecraft The Call of Cthulhu

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. But what if you could judge an author by his or her book?

Artist Selin Arisoy sent us a gallery of images that she created where she took the visage of a handful of timeless fiction authors and characterized them as their famous novels. H.P. Lovecraft as The Call of Cthulhu, Edgar Allan Poe as The Raven, Ray Bradbury as Fahrenheit 451, Mary Shelley as Frankenstein, and Frank Herbert as Dune.

Check them all out below.

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‘Fahrenheit 451’ Author Ray Bradbury Dead At 91
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Ray Bradbury

Prolific and award-winning sci-fi author Ray Bradbury passed away yesterday in Los Angeles at the age of 91 after a long illness. He is perhaps best known for his classic novels Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and Something Wicked This Way Comes, but Bradbury also wrote hundreds of short stories, some 47 other books, as well as screenplays, teleplays, poems, essays, plays, and, according to his website, an opera (yes, an opera!) during his illustrious 70-year career.

Bradbury inspired generations to think beyond what was put in front of us, to dream, and to create. While he eschewed such modern inventions as video games and ATMs, and purportedly hated television, he adapted 65 of his stories for a TV series called The Ray Bradbury Theater, which aired first on HBO from 1985-1986 and then on the USA network from 1988-1992.

No fan of eBooks either, Bradbury finally relented last year and allowed Fahrenheit 451 to be published in ebook format, which we wrote about here.

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Ray Bradbury Finally Okays ‘Fahrenheit 451’ eBook
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Fahrenheit 451

Oh the irony!

This week, Simon & Schuster released the eBook version of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451.

The famed 1953 dystopian classic about a future America in which people are ruled by electronic devices, reading is banned, and firefighters are ordered to set fires to burn books expressed Bradbury’s deep-seated belief at the time that society was heading down a bad path where people’s interest in literature and learning would eventually be replaced by television.

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Ray Bradbury To Pitch His Own Works As A Six-Part Series
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Ray Bradbury Shorts

One of the greatest authors ever to live and master of the fictional realms, Ray Bradbury is set to begin shopping around a new mini-series pitch to television networks. The plan is to make a six-hour, six-part series based on six of his classic short stories, and to get six different directors to construct them.

Bradbury, who is now 89-years-old, embarks on this new journey after an agreement was reached with the newbie movie company White Oak Films. If a network decides that they want to be a part of the project, negotiations will begin and directors will be scouted. Supposedly, the directors brought onto the project will get to choose their favorite Bradbury story to adapt into one of the segments.

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Frank Darabont’s Adaptation Of Ray Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Makes Another Charge
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Fahrenheit 451For a decade now, Frank Darabont has been trying tirelessly to adapt the classic Ray Bradbury novel Fahrenheit 451 into a movie, with nothing but bad luck and fallen plans keeping the project in a deep hole. The closest it seemed to be to actually happening is when they were able to score Tom Hanks for the lead, but when he eventually exited the project, Fahrenheit disappeared from the radar for some time. Now comes word via Sci Fi Wire from the Saturn Awards that Darabont has a new actor in mind and that he’s determined — even in the face of death — to make this movie now.

Frank Darabont isn’t someone who makes movies in quick-succession, but when he does make them, they usually find high-praise. Most-notably, Darabont has written and directed the comparable Stephen King adaptations of The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. He also wrote and directed the remake of The Mist, which was liked by many people, but not nearly at the level of his other King adaptations. Because of this uncanny ability to adapt a book into a successful movies, most have been itching to see his version of Bradbury’s tale of anarchy as the future America has completely collapsed and important works of literature — including the Bible — are illegal and burned. The main character is Guy Montag, a Fireman (someone who burns book) who eventually realizes what’s wrong with his society and starts to question his own life’s purpose.

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