George Orwell's 1984 feels as — if not more — relevant than ever, and it looks like it may soon be adapted into a new movie. Deadline reports that there are early discussions at Sony Pictures to have Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass take on the adaption of Orwell's dystopian novel. Greengrass is supposed to be working on another Bourne film with Matt Damon soon, however, so it's not clear exactly when 1984 would start moving closer to the screen.
With revelations continuing to come out about government surveillance, George Orwell's 1984 really does feel as apt as ever, which may speak to the new interest in it. Deadline reports that this would be the first remake of 1984 since the year 1984, and it certainly seems odd that Hollywood has managed to leave such an iconic story alone for so long.