1984 could come again in 2006
The Shawshank Redemption and War Of The Worlds star, who has also directed the films Bob Roberts and Dead Man Walking, has told Empire that he wants to bring a stage version of the novel, which he is directing, to the big screen.
Robbins told the magazine: "I've got a screenplay of it and now I'm starting the process of trying to put it together."
Orwell's tale of a totalitarian future first hit the big screen in Michael Radford's (The Merchant Of Venice, Il Postino) version in 1984.
Radford's 1984 starred John Hurt as the hero Winston Smith along with Richard Burton and Suzanna Hamilton.
Other works by Orwell that have made it to the big screen include two versions of Animal Farm, more recently featuring the voices of Ian Holm, Peter Ustinov, Julia Ormond and Pete Postlethwaite, and Keep The Aspidistra Flying, starring Richard E Grant and Helena Bonham Carter.
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