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By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 9, 2008 |

Although there’s been two stage musical version, one regular stage version, two made-for-TV movies, and a feature film (Demolition Man) very loosely based on Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, no one has ever had the testes to do a straight-up cinematic adaptation. Until now.

It’s been confirmed: Ridley Scott, who excels in making serious thrillers (I like Scott, but does the man have a sense of humor?) is going to direct Brave New World, through Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company, which suggests that DiCaprio might also be involved, which is appropriate since DiCaprio also seems to be missing a sense of humor. And the problem with having those two adapt Brave New World is that, while they are both unquestionably talented, the novel was a satire. It was … funny. Kind of. DiCaprio and Scott, not so much. But then again, the world has come a long way since 1932 — Brave New World isn’t as funny anymore as it is a little too close for comfort. But hey: It at least promises lots of sex. Orgiastic sex. And orgy-porgy hymns.

$20 says the World State will revolve around the principles of Google, instead of Henry Ford, that the world’s slogan will be “do no evil,” and that we all have Google ads branded on our foreheads.

And Ridley Scott Will Direct / Dustin Rowles

Industry | October 9, 2008 |

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