HBO Films has decided on the date of the premiere of the film “451 degrees Fahrenheit”, based on the novel of the same name by Ray Bradbury. The picture with Michael B. Jordan in the title role will be released on May 19, 2018. The story tells of a world in which books were banned and special whole detachments are engaged in destroying the remaining copies.
The novel was first published in 1953. Bradbury took for his foundation several smaller works. It was assumed that the title of the book would mean the temperature at which the paper ignited. However, Bradbury was wrong: the paper burns at about 450 degrees Celsius, not Fahrenheit.