With all the news stories about Big Brother, it only makes sense that George Orwell’s 1984 would be making its way back to the big screen again. This time it will be based off a script by Noah Oppenheim and released by Imagine Entertainment. There’s no real word on what his take will be, but we can assume that it will stick pretty close to the book.
Oppenheim is currently working on The Secret Life Of Houdini, which has The Hunger Games’ Gary Ross attached to direct.
Just in case you never took high school English, here’s the book description from Amazon.
Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101 …