According to the Risky Biz Blog, Ridley Scott (Blade Runner) is going to be directing Aldous Huxley's seminal novel Brave New World for Universal.

Leonardo DiCaprio will be producing this film and he might also star. Farhad Safinia (Apocalypto) is writing the screenplay.

DiCaprio's production company Appian Way owns Huxley's book. Scott had mentioned in interviews that he was keen on turning the book into a film.

The book takes place in the 26th century in a world that has found harmony by controlling the birth rate. Five castes populate the world and everybody knows their place.

The main character in the story is Bernard. He is a member of a lower-caste. He is in love with Lenina. Things get complicated when "the leaders of the society find his behavior antisocial."