There've been good and bad movies and TV shows adapted from the works of Philip K. Dick, but if you ask us, even the most paranoid of them never fully lived up to the truly disquieting paranoia that can be found in the writer's short stories and novels. But the first trailer for Radio Free Albemuth shows that may be about to change.
The film, directed by John Alan Simon, stars Shea Whigham (Machete), Jonathan Scarfe (Twilight), Katheryn Winnick (Love and other Drugs) and Alanis Morissette (Dogma).
Here's the official synopsis:
Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe) begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls VALIS that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music company executive. With the help of best friend, science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick himself (Shea Whigam) and a mysterious woman named Silvia (Alanis Morissette), Nick finds himself drawn into a dangerous political-mystical conspiracy of cosmic proportions. The story is set in an alternate reality America circa 1985 under the authoritarian control of President Fremont, a Nixon-like clone (Scott Wilson).
Radio Free Albemuth doesn't have a release date yet, as far as we can tell, and that's a shame. Let's hope we get to see it in theaters soon!