1984 Might Be Coming To A Theater Near You!

Imagine Entertainment is looking to bring George Orwell‘s dystopian classic, 1984, to the big screen.

Shepard Fairey may not be a household name, but chances are you have caught a glimpse of his ‘Hope’ poster that was a staple in the campaign for Barack Obama’s presidential race in 2008. If you’re into documentaries, you may have also seen him in Exit Though The Gift Shop, which was released in 2010.

Fairey has partnered with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer‘s Imagine Entertainment to attain the rights to the Orwell novel. They will be working to transform it for its first theatrical appearance since, coincidentally, 1984. The most recent adaptation starred John Hurt and Richard Burton.

For the uninitiated, the book is about a middle-class worker with intentions of rebelling against the status-quo and the faceless “Big Brother.”

1984 is a well-known novel that has had a profound impact on society as is. It will be increasingly difficult to establish an updated storyline for ir without disappointing fans of the text. We recently saw the Blockbuster flop that was John Carter experience the same dilemma. Even though it was artfully updated, it failed to live up to expectations.

Are audiences ready for a new vision of 1984? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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Lindsay Sperling

Lindsay Sperling has A.D.D. and her tastes reflect it. Her movie collection boasts everything from Casablanca to John Tucker Must Die to every season of Sons of Anarchy to-date. She adamantly supported a Veronica Mars Movie (yes, she did make a donation to see it happen..and also possibly for the t-shirt), hopes that the Fast & Furious franchise continues far into the future, and has read every popular YA book series turned film in recent years (except Harry Potter..). When she's not on an indie film set or educating the youth of America, she uses her time arguably productive as a freelance writer.