Friday, October 8, 2010

Ridley Scott to return to work of sci-fi icon for BBC mini-series | Media | The Guardian

The Man in the High CastleRidley Scott to return to work of sci-fi icon for BBC mini-series | Media | The Guardian:
"Blade Runner director Ridley Scott is returning to the work of the late Philip K Dick to executive produce a BBC TV adaptation of one of the American sci-fi writer's novels.

Howard Brenton, the playwright and Spooks writer, is adapting Dick's Hugo award-winning dystopian novel The Man in the High Castle into a four-part BBC1 mini-series."Blade Runner, the science fiction movie loosely based on Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Dick has to be one of the most popular writers in terms of using novels and short stories for movies. The Man in the High Castle is often considered to be the book to read if you want to read one book to understand where PK is coming from.