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(Deadline)   Don't look now, but Hollywood is set to make yet another Philip K. Dick short story into a movie. For those keeping score at home, that makes 1,732 Dick stories to be made in movies, give or take a few hundred   ( deadline.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Hollywood, short story, alternate history, Syfy, Philip K. Dick, Frank Spotnitz  
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2013-02-11 12:12:15 PM  
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Frank Spotnitz + A Damon Lindelof-free Ridley Scott ?


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2013-02-11 06:15:49 PM  
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Crewmannumber6: Who the fark is Philip K. Dick?

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2013-02-11 02:57:32 PM  
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Supes: Honestly, outside of A Scanner Darkly (which itself struggled because the source material didn't lend itself to easy translation) I'm not sure any PKD stories have been faithfully adapted.

Probably because they would suck. Dick had some great ideas for themes and backgrounds (replicants in Blade Runner, Pre-cogs in Minority Report, memory implants in Total Recall, work followed by memory wipe in Paycheck, and the self as secret saboteur in Impostor).

However his plotting and dialogue freaking suck. He makes the reader think, but he doesn't move a story along in a fun and exciting way. The Man in the High Castle is going to be a boring snoozefest.
2013-02-11 01:53:29 PM  
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SuperChuck: I've yet to see a Syfy miniseries that I could stand to watch to the end so I mostly don't bother anymore

Battlestar Galactica and Farscape: Peacekeeper Wars were both pretty good.  The Lost Room wasn't half-bad, either.
2013-02-11 01:30:41 PM  
1 vote:
Very few times is the movie better than the book, but Blade Runner was infinitely better than Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Then again, most of his work is kipple.
2013-02-11 12:59:53 PM  
1 vote:

Crewmannumber6: Who the fark is Philip K. Dick?

He asked himself that same question.
2013-02-11 12:35:21 PM  
1 vote:

nameofperson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faith_of_Our_Fathers

That's the one. I think it'd make a kick-ass movie, and you could easily hollywood-it-up by having the now-enlightened people rise up against the gov't, have the one woman who believes him fall in love with him, etc. This shiat writes itself.

FeedTheCollapse: That was adapted as Next. It wasn't great, but I didn't think it was that bad, even with Nicholas Cage in it. I think PKD would've liked the ending.

IMDB: A Las Vegas magician who can see into the future is pursued by FBI agents seeking to use his abilities to prevent a nuclear terrorist attack.

Is PKD credited for the story idea? Because that bears so little resemblance to Golden Man that I can't see how, even with Hollywood "logic" they're the same story. I assume you've read it, yes?

SineSwiper: Though, I'm typically a fan of PKD's work. Also, SciFi's Dune was epic, but that was at least six years ago.

One of the few reboot/remake pieces of media where I'm totally ok with saying each of them is good in their own way. Lynch left a LOT of pretty damn important details out of his version, but the "epic" style suited the original work well. The SciFi version was excellent as it was much truer to the source material, but there were times when all I could think was "ok, so they're crawling around in a sandbox on a soundstage."
2013-02-11 12:28:56 PM  
1 vote:
Who the fark is Philip K. Dick?
2013-02-11 12:24:12 PM  
1 vote:
Kilgore Trout.
2013-02-11 12:23:51 PM  
1 vote:
Meanwhile, Eric Frank Russell is still unknown to Hollywood.

And Cordwainer Smith.

And Philip Jose Farmer.
2013-02-11 12:00:49 PM  
1 vote:
Considering that PD is one of the best sci-fi authors of all time.   I'm okay with this.
2013-02-11 11:41:00 AM  
1 vote:
Syfy? I guess it is sure to suck then
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