Saad Siddiqui Joins Cast of ‘Fahrenheit 451′

Saad Siddiqui Joins Cast of ‘Fahrenheit 451′

Saad Siddiqui, known for his roles in ‘Taken’ and ‘Orphan Black,’ has been cast as Stone in HBO’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel, ‘Fahrenheit 451’.   Via Deadline   Published in 1953, ’Fahrenheit 451‘ depicts a society in which firemen search and burn books that voice dissenting ideas. Siddiqui will play the character of fireman Stone, alongside fireman Montag (Michael B. Jordan), and mentor Betty (Michael Shannon). The cast also includes Sofia Boutella, Lilly Singh, and Laura Harrier. Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes, At Any Price) will be directing and co-writing the script with Amir Naderi. David Coatsworth (production manager on Underworld: Evolution, Ender’s Game, My Big Fat Greek …

7 Stories That Must Get the “Rick and Morty” Treatment

7 Stories That Must Get the “Rick and Morty” Treatment

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“Rick and Morty” repurposes tropes from sci-fi stories, fantasies, and all manner of adventures. Creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon have an eye for what’s familiar to their audience, and the irreverence to dismantle those familiarities. But that doesn’t mean they don’t need help. Here’s a list of both famous and lesser-known stories that need to, in the words of Rick Sanchez, get schwifty.   7. “Kaleidoscope” by Ray Bradbury   via Short Story Log   Bradbury’s short story (appearing in the 1951 collection “The Illustrated Man”) follows a free-floating astronaut whose vessel’s been decimated. With no hope of rescue, the …

7 Stories That Must Get the "Rick and Morty" Treatment

7 Stories That Must Get the "Rick and Morty" Treatment

Book Culture

“Rick and Morty” repurposes tropes from sci-fi stories, fantasies, and all manner of adventures. Creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon have an eye for what’s familiar to their audience, and the irreverence to dismantle those familiarities. But that doesn’t mean they don’t need help. Here’s a list of both famous and lesser-known stories that need to, in the words of Rick Sanchez, get schwifty.   7. “Kaleidoscope” by Ray Bradbury   via Short Story Log   Bradbury’s short story (appearing in the 1951 collection “The Illustrated Man”) follows a free-floating astronaut whose vessel’s been decimated. With no hope of rescue, the …

7 Authors’ Favorite Authors

7 Authors’ Favorite Authors

Thomas Edison was inspired by Thomas Jefferson. Einstein was inspired by Isaac Newton. Everyone in this world has an influence, including the greatest scientist. It is the same for the greatest writers. They have influenced you, but who influenced them? Here are authors and some of their favorite books and authors. Image courtesy of IMDB Vladimir Nabokov, the affluent Russian-American novelist, is famous for the dark and controversial story ‘Lolita.’ In an interview with The Paris Review, he says his childhood was full of Wells’s work. “‘H. G. Wells, a great artist, was my favorite writer when I was a …

7 Authors' Favorite Authors

7 Authors' Favorite Authors

Thomas Edison was inspired by Thomas Jefferson. Einstein was inspired by Isaac Newton. Everyone in this world has an influence, including the greatest scientist. It is the same for the greatest writers. They have influenced you, but who influenced them? Here are authors and some of their favorite books and authors. Image courtesy of IMDB Vladimir Nabokov, the affluent Russian-American novelist, is famous for the dark and controversial story ‘Lolita.’ In an interview with The Paris Review, he says his childhood was full of Wells’s work. “‘H. G. Wells, a great artist, was my favorite writer when I was a …