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http://www.guardian....-dick-bbc-drama

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.

Set in the 1960s in an alternative scenario where the Axis forces defeated the Allies in the second world war, the drama will be co-produced by Scott's independent production company Scott Free Films. Scott's credits include Blade Runner, the science fiction movie loosely based on Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe.

The series is a co-production with Headline Pictures and Electric Shepherd, the production arm of the Philip K Dick Estate.

"I've been a lifelong fan of Philip K Dick," said Scott. "He is the master of creating worlds which not only spark the imagination but offer deeper commentary on the human condition."

A number of Dick's novels and short stories have been made into films including Total Recall and Minority Report.

The BBC is co-developing the project alongside RTL subsidiary FremantleMedia Enterprises, which will hold the international distribution rights.

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One of my favorite books. Lets hope he does a good job.

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It's a a fantastic story - I absolutely love the book. :D

I've been thinking about reading it, the problem is Dick goes a bit scatter brained in his work which really put me off. The 3 stigmata of palmer eldric started going all weird about half way through and made you think eh?!!

Valis was a complete and total mess which put me off almost everything he has written, though I do have fly my tears said the policeman and also time out of joint too.

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One of my favorite books. Lets hope he does a good job.

So do I. However, if I were a betting man...........

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I've been thinking about reading it, the problem is Dick goes a bit scatter brained in his work which really put me off. The 3 stigmata of palmer eldric started going all weird about half way through and made you think eh?!!

Valis was a complete and total mess which put me off almost everything he has written, though I do have fly my tears said the policeman and also time out of joint too.

Valis was difficult but I loved it, call it scruffy? Have you read Clans of the Alphane Moon? Pretty funny. but lighter reading for re-entry into pkd's world.

You know, I bought the entire collection of his books at a jumble sale in my teens, things got weird for a while!

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http://www.guardian....-dick-bbc-drama

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One of my favorite books. Lets hope he does a good job.

Now that is something to look forward to. Fantastico!!

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