George Orwell's 1984 Classic Book To Get "Hope and Change" Treatment in Hollywood, a Glenn Beck Favorite
Glenn Beck has been touting two books, A Brave New World and 1984, heavily over the last weeks as a direction we are heading. While the two have been made into movies both on the big screen as well as for TV, the later, 1984 is about to be, in the words of Barack Obama, "Re-made"! Normally this wouldn't be as big of news especially on www.GlennBecksBooklist.com but considering that Shepard Fairey, the propaganda artist best known for doing the Barack Obama "Hope" poster pushed to have the propaganda thick flick done in conjunction with Imagine and LBI we thought you would want to know!
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Fairey, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer at Imagine Entertainment approached the Orwell estate for the rights to 1984. As they were pushing for the rights they discovered that Julie Yorn of LBI Entertainment was also seeking the coveted story. So the 4 joined forces. The most recent adaptation was the version starring John Hurt done in the year, yep you guessed it, 1984! It is a unique telling and certainly rated R but enjoy the 1954 British version below starring, Star Wars favorite, Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasence.
It will be interesting to see the direction this film will go especially with Fairey taking on a producer positi0n within the film.
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1956 BBC Broadcast of 1984
Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, interview 1958