Has "The Hunger Games" inspired a surge of dystopian movies?

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment are looking to bring George Orwell's "1984" back to the big screen.

Orwell's Big Brother-esque novel, published in 1949, tells the story of Oceania, a society where government surveillance and mind control are a constant presence. The book centers around Winston Smith, a man who challenges the intrusive tactics of those in charge.

The future adaptation wouldn't be the first time Orwell's iconic story has been made into a film. On top of three made-for-TV movies, the novel was also brought to life in the 1984 flick starring John Hurt and Richard Burton.

This isn't the first major novel Howard has been attached to in recent weeks. Deadline.com reported that Howard was close to reviving his long-gestating plans to make Stephen King's "Dark Tower" into a feature film with help from Warner Bros.; originally set up with Universal, "Dark Tower" was put in a turnaround last year.

There is currently no date set for the newest version of "1984."

[via THR]
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