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Various Philip K. Dick works up for big & small screen adaptation, find out which!

Nov. 14, 2012by: Jake Dee

You gotta favorite Philip K. Dick work?

Well, maybe you'll see it (re)adapted to the big-screen. Word dropped today that Anonymous Content and Electric Shepherd Prods. have struck a first look film and TV deal to adapt a bevy of PKD writings. In fact, Michel Gondry has been attached to direct the oft-described as un-filmable UBIK for nearly two years now. Imagine the possibilities!

Of course, many Dick adaptations have graced Hollywood over the years, BLADE RUNNER, TOTAL RECALL, MINORITY REPORT and A SCANNER DARKLY among the finer. Get this though, Electric Shepherd is also developing other film and TV adaptations based on Dick's "The Man in the High Castle," "Now Wait for Last year," "King of the Elves" and "Electric Ant." Pretty dope!

As for UBIK, it centers on:

Glen Runciter, who runs a lucrative business—deploying his teams of anti-psychics to corporate clients who want privacy and security from psychic spies. But when he and his top team are ambushed by a rival, he is gravely injured and placed in “half-life,” a dreamlike state of suspended animation. Soon, though, the surviving members of the team begin experiencing some strange phenomena, such as Runciter’s face appearing on coins and the world seeming to move backward in time. As consumables deteriorate and technology gets ever more primitive, the group needs to find out what is causing the shifts and what a mysterious product called Ubik has to do with it all.

Good to see Gondry still attached to this one, but I do wonder if it would work better as a TV series. What do you think? Which PKD work, listed or not, do you want to see adapted? Which to the small screen and which to the big?

Prissy!

Extra Tidbit: Favorite PKD adaptation to date?
Source: Variety

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