Paul Greengrass Attached To Adapt '1984'

November 20, 2014

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Though Paul Greengrass is next expected to remind us how Matt Damon is always quietly watching us through a sniper scope, it seems the director may follow that up with a broader tale of surveillance. According to Deadline, the Bourne and Captain Phillips helmer is attached to head a new adaptation of the George Orwell's classic, increasingly-nonfiction dystopian novel, 1984. Sony is developing the film, with Scott Rudin producing and the Finding Neverland Broadway adaptation's James Graham writing, and the project seems to have taken priority over the Olympics bombing piece Greengrass was considering. Big Brother will be watching you, now through a shaky handheld camera.

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