Deadline reports that Ridley Scott will produce Philip K Dick’s Hugo Award-winning story The Man in the High Castle for Amazon Studios.
The Man In The High Castle is an alternative history science-fiction story, depicting life in America under totalitarian Fascist imperialism in 1962. The project was originally set to be made by Syfy into a four-hour miniseries. “The Man In High Castle is one of Dick’s most imaginative and captivating works and certainly one of my favorites,” Ridley Scott said at the time. Ridley has of course directed the 1982 adaptation of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Blade Runner, which has become a cult classic.
Amazon has ordered a pilot for a drama series based on The Man In The High Castle from Scott’s Scott Free production company, with former X-Files writer Frank Spotnitz handling the script and David Semel (Legends) to direct.
This will mark the twelfth Philip K. Dick story to be adapted for film or television, with movies such as Total Recall, The Adjustment Bureau, A Scanner Darkly and Minority Report all adapted from Dick’s novels or short stories.