Syfy Plans Adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s ‘Man in the High Castle’

man-castle18[1]By DAVE ITZKOFF

A world in which the Allies lost World War II may not sound like a pleasant place,  but it is the basis of one of Philip K. Dick‘s most celebrated works and, potentially, a mini-series for cable TV’s Syfy channel. Syfy said on Monday that it was developing a four-hour adaptation of “The Man in the High Castle,” Dick’s 1962 novel of mysticism, alternate history (and alternate histories within that alternate history) and an early meditation on what is or is not real from the future author of “A Scanner Darkly” and “Ubik.”

Syfy said in a news release that its adaptation of “The Man in the High Castle” would be done by Frank Spotnitz, a writer and producer of “The X-Files” and “Millennium,” who will also be  executive producer on the project with Ridley Scott, the director and producer whose films include “Blade Runner,” an adaptation of Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” The mini-series will be produced by Mr. Scott’s Scott Free Productions with Headline Pictures, Electric Shepherd Productions and FremantleMedia International. Mr. Spotnitz will write its first two hours and supervise the writing of the second two hours, Syfy said.…read more

Via: New York Times

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