Robbins Considers 1984
Actor finds the story's relevance to today "stunning."
Renowned actor Tim Robbins is considering another adaptation of George Orwell's classic novel 1984, reports Empire Online. No studio is officially attached to the project yet, but it's something Robbins things he'd like to do.
"I've got a screenplay of it, and now I'm starting the process of trying to put it together."
Robbins is in fact already involved at some level. He's preparing to direct a stage play based on the book in Los Angeles from February 11th until April. The actor-director, who is also vocal on certain political issues, feels that the story is as relevant now as ever.
"When we think about the authoritarian world that Orwell painted, the catchphrases are one thing, but when you read the book again, the specifics and relevance for now are stunning."
Nothing's firm, however, unless Robbins can get backing for a new 1984 film. "We'll see if there's an appetite for it. Orwell may have been 20 years off, but I know that I find it incredibly relevant."