Shephard Fairey has managed to carve out a very interesting and significant niche for himself. To some he is known as the dude who got President Obama elected with his iconic image whereas to some he is the dude in Bansky‘s Exit Through The Gift Shop.
Regardless of how he is perceived, the fact of the matter is that he has helped shape the counter-culture that laid the groundwork for the creation of things like Occupy Wall Street.
So who better to take on George Orwell’s 1984 as a producer? Teaming up with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard‘s Imagine Entertainment, the group has snagged the rights to the Orwell book that has been such a major influence on us.
While this is the not the first time ’1984′ has been made into a film, (the most famous one starring William Hurt), and other films like V for Vendetta very much elicit a similar response through a very similarly inspired message, this take of the story might be interesting as Fairey has a different way of looking at things of this nature and would definitely inject some of that sensibility into it.
Let’s see what happens.
In the meantime check out the Apple ad that was very much inspired by the utopian society 1984 portrayed.