Thursday, August 14, 2008

In 2081, everyone will finally be equal.

Kurt Vonnegut's short story, Harrison Bergeron, is being made into a film.

Here's a brief explanation of the film and story:
Based on the short story Harrison Bergeron by celebrated author Kurt Vonnegut, 2081 depicts a dystopian future in which, thanks to the 212th Amendment to the Constitution and the unceasing vigilance of the United States Handicapper General, everyone is finally equal... The strong wear weights, the beautiful wear masks and the intelligent wear earpieces that fire off loud noises to keep them from taking unfair advantage of their brains. It is a poetic tale of triumph and tragedy about a broken family, a brutal government, and an act of defiance that changes everything.
You can (and should) watch the trailer here.


Andrew said...

This is the 2nd time Harrison Bergeron is being made into a movie.

There was a version starring Sean Astin about 10 years ago!

Steve said...

Harrison Bergeron is a classic. I hope the film doesn't let us down.

Fortitudine said...

Really good trailer. I'm curious to see how they plan to flesh out a five page story into a full-length feature.

Kurt Vonnegut definitely had his moments. "Cat's Cradle" was a classic.