Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, was the basis and inspiration that formed Blade runner. Ridley Scott directed the film based upon Hampton Fancher and David People's screenplay. Now Scott, is once again behind another Phillip K.Dick adaption, this time a four-part BBC series derived from The Man In The High Castle. Dick’s novel is set in an alternative 1962 where the allied forces of Japan and Germany won the second world war but are now coming into political conflict across the battlefield of what we think of as the United States.
No director, or directors, have been named, but bleedingcool report that Ridley’s Scott Free productions are teaming up with Freemantle, Headline Pictures and Electric Shepherd, the production development watchdog for the Dick estate. They report that Howard Brenton is currently writing the screenplay.
Broadcast have some quotes from Scott on the production:
"[It’s] a joy and a privilege to be back in Dick’s world. I’ve been a lifelong fan. He is the master of creating worlds which not only spark the imagination, but offer deeper commentary on the human condition. Howard is one of Britain’s most highly regarded writers and will bring even more depth to Dick’s classic."
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