Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 has been celebrated as a true sci-fi/dystopian classic, echoing the horrors of thought crime and censorship in society. There have been authors of Bradbury’s caliber writing of a future that might not be so distant, and a civilization that has relied solely on technology, or other means of insidiously intruding into the lives of free-thinking individuals.
Bradbury’s novel was, ironically enough, banned and censored by various American school boards during the latter part of the 20th century and late 2010’s. Bradbury also talked about other themes surrounding his book, including the fear of an illiterate society, heavily consuming mass media in a trip of unhealthy infatuation.
Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep (Blade Runner), George Orwell’s 1984, and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (to name a few) have been literary juggernauts in matters of exploring possible outcomes of humanity’s future.
Bradbury’s 1953 novel has been previously adapted for cinematic viewing before. Directed by François Truffaut in 1966, the movie starred both Oskar Werner as Guy Montag and Julie Christie as his wife, Linda Montag/Clarisse. Now Hollywood is cooking up another film version of this dystopian literary classic, featuring a newly added castmember from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.