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.


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?