Paul Greengrass Will Bring Orwell's 1984 Back to the Big Screen

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Sony's setting up another adaptation of George Orwell's classic, this time with Paul Greengrass in the director's chair. Well, it's not like it's a book that gets less relevant as time goes on.

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The question remains if this'll come before or after Greengrass' return to the Bourne franchise, which is supposedly going to come out in 2016. Probably after, since that has a star and a shooting schedule for next year. But, hopefully Greengrass won't confuse the two. 1984 with a ton of action sequences would be disastrous.

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Though not a fan of the Bournes (the stories; the direction is fine), I'm excited that someone like Greengrass, with films like United 93 and Bloody Sunday on his resume, is directing a story like this. If nothing else, the film won't be static.

Any casting ideas? Cumberbatch is obvious for Winston Smith; too obvious. I'd be more interested in someone like Fassbender, but he seems to be in everything.

Inquisitor, anyone? Michael Gambon?