Paul Greengrass Attached to Direct ‘1984’

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Never one to shy away from political tales, Paul Greengrass is preparing to adapt a classic of the genre. Sony Pictures is getting the ball rolling on a new adaptation of 1984, the dystopian novel by George Orwell, and has attached Greengrass to direct. Hit the jump for more details on the Paul Greengrass 1984 movie. Read More »

Noah Oppenheim Hired to Script New ‘1984’

Noah Oppenheim has moved from a career in television (he was senior producer on Hardball With Chris Matthews and Today, among others) into feature film writing. And somehow, Oppenheim has ended up scripting a couple notable remakes: he’s on War Games, and the remake of Daniel Espinosa’s Snabba Cash (Easy Money). And now he’s been hired to script the new take on George Orwell‘s novel 1984. Read More »

I’m crediting — or blaming — The Hunger Games for this one. Gary Ross’ film adaptation of the Suzanne Collins best-seller has undeniable reflections of George Orwell‘s nightmarish vision of totalitarian information control and thought suppression, and now, just hours before that film is released to the public, we have news of a new film version of his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, often simply called 1984. Read More »