We reported back in March that Imagine acquired the rights to the novel, which follows Winston Smith, a man who works at the Ministry of Truth, literally rewriting history as it unfolds. He tries to rebel against this totalitarian society, and the all-seeing Big Brother, by falling in love, which is strictly forbidden.
Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Julie Yorn are producing for Imagine Entertainment, although a director has not been attached yet. The novel was adapted, fittingly, back in 1984 with Nineteen Eighty-Four, which starred John Hurt as the protagonist Winston Smith.
No production schedule was given for this new adaptation.