WATCH: Michael B. Jordan In The First Full ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Trailer

HBO released its first look at Fahrenheit 451. The film, starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon, is based on the Ray Bradbury's 1953 dystopian novel of the same name.

“By the time you guys grow up, there won’t be one book left,” Jordan’s character Guy Montag, a “fireman” in charge of burning the novels who struggles with his role of erasing history, says in the clip before an auditorium of children.“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing; news, facts, memoirs, internet of old. Burn it,” Shannon, who plays Jordan’s captain, says in the trailer. “We are not born equal, so we must be made equal by the fire.”

Watch the trailer for Fahrenheit 451 below, and be on the look out when it drops on HBO in May.

Asia Mobley