Posted September 02, 2019 06:10:33A new twist on the beloved novel by Margaret Atwood has caused a stir with some readers.
The dystopian novel by Atwood, The handmaids tale, is being adapted for the big screen by Miramax Films.
The film will take place in 2029 and tells the story of two women in a US state, where they live in a dystopian society in which women are treated as property and not citizens.
The novel follows a group of citizens who escape the oppression of the patriarchy and live in the United States.
“The Handmaids Tale is a story of women who have been enslaved and forced to work for a husband and father and who are forced to bear children for their husband,” Miramix President Robyn D’Alessandro said.
Ms D’Ablessandro told ABC News that the film will have a darker tone, with more violence and nudity.
“We wanted to make sure that it was a story about the women who are not just being exploited, but are being forced to do so,” she said.
“The handmaid is one of the most powerful women in the novel.
She is a character that is not just a metaphor, but she is the main character of the book.”
The book has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and it has also won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
Its sequel, The women, is due out on March 8, 2020.
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