Ridley Scott + Philip K. Dick = BBC's alt-history WWII TV series

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Dec 14, 2012

We can all agree that Ridley Scott's Blade Runner was the best adaptation of a Philip K. Dick novel EVER, right? Now the director who translated Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? has his eyes on adapting another Dick novel. And this time it won't just be a movie, but a four-part BBC miniseries.

Ridley's Scott Free Productions has teamed up with Freemantle, Headline Pictures and Electric Shepherd to adapt The Man in the High Castle, Dick's 1962 novel set 14 years after a World War II in which the U.S. was defeated by Japan and Germany.

According to Scott:

[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.

That Howard is Howard Brenton, who wrote for the award-winning BBC series Spooks and is at work on the screenplay. No word yet on who might be directing, or whether there's a chance Scott might choose to direct himself.

What do you think? Looking forward to seeing whether Scott can do with The Man in the High Castle what he did with Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

(via bleedingcool)

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