Kristen Stewart to star in romantic remake of ‘1984’. The film will feature Stewart [in] “a slightly updated version of the 1956 film “about love in a world where love really doesn’t exist anymore.”
You’ve probably read this on the Internet already, accompanied by GIFs of exploding heads and the like. To be honest, I never quite thought to read 1984 as primarily a romance, nor do I think Orwell intended us to. I could, of course, be wrong. Since we for the most part have invited Big Brother into our lives of our own accord, perhaps this shifting of focus is appropriate after all.
Stewart will presumably play the part of the telescreen.