Skip to comments.Syfy to Develop a 4-Hour Miniseries Adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s The Man In The High Castle
Posted on 02/11/2013 2:36:20 PM PST by Perdogg
Syfy has finalized a deal to adapt Philip K. Dicks Hugo Award-winning novel The Man In The High Castle into a 4-hour miniseries event with Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, Hunted) attached to write and serve as Executive Producer. Ridley Scotts Scott Free Productions will produce the project with Headline Pictures, Electric Shepherd Productions and FremantleMedia International. Spotnitz will write the first two hours and supervise the writing of the second two hours.
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Sounds interesting. Thanks for the heads-up!
Could be really bad, but since they seem to be giving it some extra attention it should be better than most of the made-for-syfy crap.
Could be cool. Unless they botch it.
Interesting. I was just thinking about the novel yesterday. I haven’t read it in maybe 30 years.
Another opportunity for Hollyweird to slip in sly innuendos equating consrvativism to Nazis.
Hw has Schizophrenia.
Sad, but at least he turned it to a creative purpose.
Nah, for REAL schizophrenia, read Richard Sharpe Shaver’s “A Warning to Future Mankind”.
Shaver was in all likelihood, seriously schizophrenic, but he could write brilliantly. One of the great ones.
The Shaver Mysteries......good stuff!
“Syfi have ruined many classics imho including Philip José Farmer’s Riverworld. Maybe they’ll get one right.”
You’re right, it sucked major wind but to do it right would have cost a lot.
I thought it broke major wind. Pew!
PJF must have rolled in his grave.
Read the original 7 volume series years ago and loved it, but it was clear that Wingrove was having difficulties with his publisher, especially in the last two volumes. Now he's re-starting it with two prequels, Son of Heaven, and Daylight on Iron Mountain. Just ordered them both.
I couldn’t find the book on Amazon and could only find folks talking about it in Amazing Stories. Do you have a like to a PDF or something?
they botched the spelling.
The bastardized galactica with “whatever will shock most” brainless writing and ended it with the dumbest finali in history and NOW
thie a big fan fare they announce
another low budget poopfest.
remember alice in wonderland? that was a joke.
Love the book. Truly pioneering work in the “alternate history” genre.
That was interesting. It seems the Wachowski “siblings” wrote the Matrix based upon Dick’s views.
Well if it is like most of the movies they have shown in the last ten years it will be crap with crappy special effects.
When the Si-fi channel first started I hoped they would show dozens of the old good and bad si-fi-horror movies from the last 90 years. Instead we got lots of new movies all with one basic plot and CGIs about as good as the Scooby Do movie.
The special effects should be kept to a minimum. I wonder how they are going to handle the sex in novel.
thanks for the ping
Youre right, it sucked major wind but to do it right would have cost a lot.I'm not so sure budget was the cause. They did an adequate job with the grail stones, the riverboat, the zeppelin and big ticket special effects like the dark tower. (I've seen enough low budget sci fi movies to excuse anything for a good story). It was the missing story elements and charterers that turned me off. If you don't have the cojones to tell the story Farmer wrote, why bother? Leaving Yeshewa out of the mix was a cop out imho to avoid angering viewers perhaps, but that was a major element of Farmer's extended series. And where was Herman Göring and cowboy actor Tom Mix? I didn't necessarily love Farmer's plots on a personal level (the Jesus stuff was disturbing), but, the Riverworld novels were still a major literary accomplishment and SyFy whittled away at so much of the story and charterers that it didn't even rise to the level of "Cliff's Notes". Although Man In The High Castle was relatively short compared to "Riverworld" it was not politically correct. I doubt a single charterer will utter the word "Jap".
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