While audiences prepare for this weekend’s release of the The Hunger Games and it’s own adaptation of a literary dystopia, Imagine Entertainment has plans to bring back to the screen one of the most famous totalitarian science fiction tales of all time. The Hollywood Reporter has word that the studio is planning a big screen remake of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Released in 1948, the novel tells of a future world called Oceania wherein individuality and privacy are outlawed and citizens live in service to an all-seeing entity called “Big Brother.”
In pursuit of the rights, Imagine teamed with street artist Shepard Fairey (best known for the now-iconic Barack Obama “Hope” campaign poster) and Fairey may now serve as producer bringing the novel back to the screen.
Nineteen Eighty-Four was previously made into a film, directed by Michael Radford in the year 1984 with John Hurt starring as the lead, Winston Smith.