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