Director Ridley Scott has signed on to direct the latest big-screen adaptation of Aldus Huxley’s “Brave New World.”
Scott will serve as both director and producer on the project according to reports. Leonardo DiCaprio will assist Scott in the producer duties and star in the film, the Hollywood Reporter reports.
“Brave New World” is set in the year 2540 (632 A.F. in the book) in London, an egalitarian dystopian society of strictly controlled reproduction, consumerism and sexual promiscuity, seen at the time as partly a critique of the emerging Americanization of world culture. The book has previously been adapted for television but never for the big screen.
Dystopian futures are nothing new for Scott, who directed “Blade Runner.”