Frank Spotnitz, Ridley Scott to Adapt Philip K. Dick's The Man in The High Castle as Syfy Mini

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ManInHighCastleSyfy has closed a deal for Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files) to pen a four-hour miniseries adaptation of the 50-year-old Philip K. Dick novel The Man in The High Castle.

Filmmaker Ridley Scott — who in 1982 adapted Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into the nihilistic big-screen drama Blade Runner — will serve as an executive producer.

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The best-selling The Man in The High Castle presents an alternate history in which Nazi Germany and Japan won World War II and the Axis Powers now lord over a fascist United States of America.

The Man in The High Castle is one of Dick’s most imaginative and captivating works and certainly one of my favorites,” Scott said in a statement. “I am pleased to team up with the singular Frank Spotnitz and Syfy, Headline Pictures, Electric Shepherd and FremantleMedia International to bring this epic to audiences who will find this story as intriguing and riveting as we do.”

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Other adaptations of Dick novels include Total Recall, Minority Report and Adjustment Bureau.



Comments (10)

  • Wowowow!!! Can’t wait!!!!!!

    Comment by albtrex – February 11, 2013 09:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So it’s an occupation series?

    Comment by Shaun – February 11, 2013 10:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Woo-hoo! I’m a huge fan of the book so this is exciting!!!

    Comment by Jess – February 11, 2013 10:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy Monday to Me!! Awesome news.

    Comment by znachki – February 11, 2013 10:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • About damn time!

    Comment by Bob – February 11, 2013 10:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds great, can’t wait (no rhyme intended).

    Comment by jimbo – February 11, 2013 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So SyFy is finally going back to science fiction instead of wrestling and horror movies?

    Comment by carolebonds – February 11, 2013 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fantastic premise. I may actually watch this!

    Comment by Danielle H. – February 11, 2013 04:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Now lets someone come up with a good story on if the South had won the Civil War. That should be interesting.

    Comment by Art Dupre – March 7, 2013 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • See the wonderful novel Bring the Jubilee, by Ward Moore.

      Comment by mijnheer – October 14, 2013 12:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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