The New ‘Romantic’ Adaptation of 1984 Isn’t Even Based on the Book

by evanmcmurry

There are a million reasons to pre-hate the upcoming “romantic” adaptation of 1984 starring Kristen Stewart, but let’s start with this one:

Equals is an adaptation of the 1956 film 1984, which itself was based on George Orwell’s classic novel about rebellion in a futuristic society.

File this away with Amazon’s aggressively ironic deletion of 1984 from Kindles over a copyright violation. It’s a race to see who can best embody the novel’s memory hole in real time.