Paramount Picks Up Orwellian Sci-Fi Film ‘2084’ From ‘The Batman’ Writer

The times we’re living in have a lot of people throwing around the word “Orwellian” to describe them. The next time some political stooge babbles a bunch of nonsense and double-speak, George Orwell’s dystopian 1984 gets a well-deserved nod. But now The Batman writer Mattson Tomlin is looking to pay homage with a new film titled 2084, and Paramount is all-in for it.

THR reports Tomlin will write futuristic sci-fi movie 2084, which Paramount just acquired. Details on the plot are being held secret, but it’s being described as a “spiritual sister” to 1984 with a tone similar to The Matrix and Inception. 1984 was adapted into a movie starring Richard Burton and John Hurt, with Michael Radford as director.

2084 reportedly “generated interest from filmmakers and talent who were eager to get involved before its pick-up, a testament to Tomlin’s writing prowess.” That sounds like a lot of big names are going to be attached to this sooner rather than later. We’ll update you when that happens.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.


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