As we head further along the 30-year nostalgia train that is 1984, the “rock star who stars in a movie that has the same title as his current album” tributes will be saved for Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ – which, if you’ve watched ‘Purple Rain’ lately, you’re kidding yourself if you think it at all holds up (though, the rock club scenes are pretty great); but it’s certainly an interesting film. Deservedly overlooked (well, except here, I suppose) will be the other film that falls into that esoteric category … Rick Springfield’s ‘Hard to Hold.’
Easily one of the most powerful and iconic books ever made within the past hundred years is George Orwell's '1984.' The novel about a dystopian society and the single man who wishes to break free from it has never left our culture. So why wouldn't Imagine Entertainment want to get their hands on it?
Shepard Fairey came to prominence when he merged his meme "Andre the Giant has a Posse" with one of the most memorable elements of John Carpenter's 'They Live': the subliminal advertising that told humans to "Obey." So it seems fitting that Fairey has brought a new adaptation of George Orwell's '1984' to Imagine Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.