Big Brother is watching … and laughing:

Gird your loins, kids. This is an actual thing that’s actually happening:

I’ve had to check to make sure it isn’t 1 April. It isn’t. This is happening, people. “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,” runs the story. Stewart told the AP that the remake is “a love story of epic, epic, epic proportion”, where “things go wrong because you can’t deny the humanity in everyone”. “It’s the most devastating story,” she said. “I’m terrified of it. Though it’s a movie with a really basic concept, it’s overtly ambitious.”

Most tweeters think it’s an overtly terrible and stupid idea:

We’re inclined to agree.