Watch Michael B. Jordan burn books in the first trailer for HBO’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’

A modern retelling of the classic novel

HBO have released a full-length trailer for their movie adaption of the classic dystopian novel, ‘Fahrenheit 451’.

The film follows Michael B. Jordan as Guy Montag, a fireman whose job it is to burn the world’s remaining books but things get complicated as he starts to question his job and the totalitarian rule of his society. Michael Shannon – reprising his creepy antagonist schtick from ‘Shape of Water’ – will play Jordan’s captain.

The trailer shows Montag beginning to doubt his role as a ‘book-burner’ as his home AI asks him that he’s mistaken and his boss states that people are “made equal by the fire” and that when they’re equal, they’re happy.

‘Fahrenheit 451’ premieres May 19. Watch the first trailer from HBO below.

Meanwhile, ‘Black Panther’ star Michael B. Jordan has pledged to insert an “inclusion rider” clause into his future movie contracts.

Following her speech at the Oscars, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri star Frances McDormand explained that an inclusion rider “means that you can ask for and/or demand at least 50% diversity, not only in casting but also [in] the crew”.

Michael B Jordan, who played villain Erik Killmonger in Black Panther, has since taken to social media to pledge to use an inclusion rider in all projects produced by his own company.

“In support of the women & men who are leading this fight, I will be adopting the Inclusion Rider for all projects produced by my company Outlier Society,” Jordan wrote on Instagram.

“I’ve been privileged to work with powerful woman & persons of colour throughout my career & it’s Outlier’s mission to continue to create for talented individuals going forward.”