Although 1984 was 26 years ago now, the themes of George Orwell’s classic novel are as prescient as ever, and as a result Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment is planning a new film version of the book, according to THR.
The novel takes place in a dystopian society that’s in a perpetual state of war. Winston Smith works for a government branch called the Ministry of Truth, where he alters facts and histories but secretly harbors desires of rebellion (as well as hoping for a forbidden love affair). The project is still in early development and it isn’t known what changes might be made, not least if the title and year will be altered.
The book was last made into a movie in 1984 itself, starring John Hurt, Richard Burton and Suzanna Hamilton.