Another Philip K. Dick adaptation is on the way, with some pleasingly high-calibre talent behind it in the form of Ridley Scott and X-Files vet Frank Spotnitz. Scott’s production outfit, Scott Free, has had the rights to the 1962 alt-history classic since 2010, when it was then being developed for the BBC, but it has now found a home at Syfy. Spotnitz will co-write and executive produce the adaptation, which will be told over four hour-long episodes.
We’ll have more on the project as it develops…
Philip K. Dick's acclaimed cult novel gives us a horrifying glimpse of an alternative world - one where the Allies have lost the Second World War. In this nightmare dystopia the Nazis have taken over New York, the Japanese control California and the African continent is virtually wiped out. In a neutral buffer zone in America that divides the world's new rival superpowers, lives the author of an underground bestseller. His book offers a new vision of reality - an alternative theory of world history in which the Axis powers were defeated - giving hope to the disenchanted. Does 'reality' lie with him, or is his world just one among many others?
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