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‘Fahrenheit 451’: Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon To Star In HBO Movie
The Movie God   |  

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
Maximus Prime   |  

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
Makaio   |  

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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Doom Digest: Battlestar Galactica, Game Of Thrones, Tim Burton, Ray Bradbury
Empress Eve   |  

Doom Digest

Every day here at Doom HQ we receive tons of tips from our readers about really cool stuff from the world of geek, as well as promotional materials for new films, comic books, collectibles, and much more. While we do our best to bring you as much of it as possible, we don’t always have enough geek manpower available to cover it all on a daily basis. But we hate the idea of all of this really cool stuff wasting away in our inbox. How could we NOT cover it? Hence why we’ve resurrected our long-defunct column Bits Of Doom, now rebranded and revamped as Doom Digest, a collection of easily digestible bits of news, videos, photos, and other goodies.

Today: Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper and Cylon Raider plushes, a 100th Anniversary poster for Paramount Pictures, a letter of note from Ray Bradbury, an animated filmography for Tim Burton’s works, a $30k Iron Throne From Game Of Thrones and a supercut of every death scene from Season 2, plus Bits Of Doom.

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‘Fahrenheit 451’ Author Ray Bradbury Dead At 91
The Book Slave   |  

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
The Book Slave   |  

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’s ‘The Martian Chronicles’ Picked Up Yet Again
The Movie God   |  

It seems like we’ve heard about a multitude of movie adaptations of the works of Ray Bradbury over the years, but but very few have actually been made…not counting A Sound of Thunder, of course, which might be one of the reasons these other films have had so much trouble.

One of the projects we’ve heard was getting a movie treatment more than once, is Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles. It was first acquired by Universal Pictures in 1997 with Steven Spielberg attached as a producer, but that never worked out. And if Steven Spielberg’s name isn’t enough to get a movie to happen, you know you have tough road ahead. Back in June of 2010 we once again heard that a movie was on the way, this time at Fox, but apparently that one never worked out either.

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Ray Bradbury’s ‘The Martian Chronicles’ Heading To The Big Screen
The Movie God   |  

John Davis, in association with 20th Century Fox, has optioned the rights to The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury‘s collection of short science fiction stories.

The basic premise of the book is that Earth is well on its way to becoming all but uninhabitable, and the human species has come to the conclusion that they must colonize Mars. When they arrive many complications arise, including trying to make the red planet a new Earth, a worldwide nuclear war looming back on their home planet, and the differences between them and Mars’ native inhabitants.

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Sony Puts The Rush Job On ‘Uncharted’ Movie; Hires New Writers
The Movie God   |  

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

As any video game player knows, the Sony Playstation 3 exclusive title Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune is one of the more popular titles to be released in the past few years, and that popularity has seemingly doubled with the recent release of the mega-hit sequel Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. As we all fully expected, it was announced back in June that a movie adaptation was in the works, and that Kyle Ward had been tapped to pen the screenplay (Read: Kyle Ward Snags Another Gig; Tapped To Write ‘Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune’ Adaptation). Now comes word that this initial set-up did not work out so well and a brand new plan is in motion.

Latino Review has it on good authority that Mr. Ward is contractually obligated to write the script for another video game adaptation in Hitman 2, and that it would be at least a year before he could get to Uncharted. Instead of waiting for this — a project that they’re itching to get moving immediately — Sony has instead gone out and hired Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to write the script.

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Ray Bradbury To Pitch His Own Works As A Six-Part Series
The Movie God   |  

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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