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28 years after he turned Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” into the sci-fi classic “Blade Runner”, Ridley Scott adapting Dick’s 1962 book “The Man in the High Castle” into a miniseries. Scott’s Scott Free production company, along with Electric Shepherd Production, the production wing of Dick’s estate, will produce four hour-long episodes for the BBC.
Dick’s novel is a science fiction alternate history, depicting a world in which the Axis powers—Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany—triumphed over the Allies in the Second World War.
British playwright Howard Brenton is adapting the Hugo Award-winning novel. Brenton has also written for “MI-5” and “Spooks”.
Dick is all over the place in Hollywood right now. “The Man in the High Castle” joins fellow upcoming adaptations like Sony’s remake of “Total Recal”, and Disney’s “King of the Elves”. “The Adjustment Bureau”, which stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, is based on the short story “Adjustment Team”, and will be released in March.