Dick seems to have more of his short stories adapted into films than any other author I can name, yet his stories are often only somewhat recognizable in the final film. Do Androids * has some bizarre elements in it, what on earth was the protag. concerned about getting his sheep for?
On the topic here, apparently hollywood has done enough studies showing that remaking a known quantity film will make them a predictable amount of money, vs. speculating with an unknown script for the same release slot....I don’t even bother seeing any of the remakes, there is no way hollywood won’t terribly screw up anything they touch these days.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, AKA Blade Runner, is a very futuristic novel when the Earths ecosystem has been almost totally destroyed. In the book, there is a very, very high price paid for real wildlife, but the robotic versions are almost as pricey.
The book I always wanted them to adapt would be very hard to do, because it’s very involved.
He wanted something to care for and as a status symbol.
In a way his need to have a pet might might have be prescient insight into the way people have pets as substitutes for children.