Fire starter’s change of heart
Fahrenheit 451, Showcase, Monday at 9.30pm
MICHAEL B Jordan (pictured) and Michael Shannon star in this HBO TV movie adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451.
In a future where media is an opiate, history is rewritten and “firemen” burn books, Jordan plays Montag, a young fireman who goes about his work without questioning motives, believing he is helping out with the end of seeking knowledge.
But this changes when he meets another person who makes him challenge his actions and convictions.
Battling his mentor, fire captain Beatty (Shannon), he forsakes his world in an effort to regain his humanity.
The film, which recently premiered at Cannes Film Festival, also stars Sofia Boutella, Jane Moffat, Martin Donovan, Laura Harrier and Grace Lynn Kung.