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.

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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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