HBO’s upcoming adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 finally has a release date: May 19th, 2018, according to Variety. The network announced the project last year, which stars Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan and The Shape of Water’s Michael Shannon. Ramin Bahrani (99 Houses) directed and co-wrote the film.
Bradbury published the novel in 1953, expanding several shorter works about censorship and authoritarianism. In this future, books are banned, viewed as dangerous to society for the ideas that impart. The government employs a task force of people, called Firemen, to set the books on fire when they’re discovered. The novel and film follows one such fireman, Guy Montag, who begins to doubt his job and rebel against the current social order.