by Michael dEstries
Categories: Film/TV, People
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In the future, the world will be a dystopia. Poverty and warfare will have been abolished, and humanity is carefree and technologically advanced. It will also be permanently happy due to government-provided stimulation. Of course, all of this will come at a cost as family, culture, art, literature, science, religion will have been eliminated. At least, that’s how things are envisioned in Aldous Huxley 1932 novel A Brave New World.

Most of us at one time or another have probably read this novel — which recently was cleared of legal restrictions to be made into a major Hollywood movie. Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star, with Sir Ridley Scott directing.

DiCaprio’s character is labeled as a “savage” — someone who lives on a “natural” reservation that’s sort of off-grid and separated from the bizarre cities created by Huxley. He ventures into one — becomes a celebrity because of the way he lives — and then escapes to become a lighthouse keeper. Awesome, right? It reads better than it sounds.

I think this kind of movie gels with what DiCaprio was showing us in The 11th Hour — especially humanity’s continued march away from nature. Expect a few giant warnings on our potential future in this one.

Check out the full synopsis here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Earlessdude1388

    When I read this book the “savage” looked like DiCaprio but a little bit chubbier, when he moved to the city, than the pic you have up. Other than that this sounds like great casting, who is playing Bearnard?

  • Penny

    As a senior English teacher, I can say with gusto that I eagerly await this movie, along with many impressionable young minds. What will the rating be?

  • citynature

    brilliant! just LOVE such movies!! some of the most fascinating sci-fi scenarios for me. and couldn’t be happier with the pick of Di Caprio as the lead character.
    :) :) :)

  • Pleasant Wayne

    I hope to be in the movie!!