Ridley Scott to Adapt The Man in the High Castle


Ridley Scott, who famously adapted Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into 1982’s Blade Runner, is set to produce a four-hour television adaptation of another Dick novel, The Man in the High Castle, according to a report at Deadline.

The original novel, published in 1962, is set in an alternate history where the Axis powers won the Second World War due to a 1933 assassination of Franklin D. Roosevelt (based on the historical attempt by Giuseppe Zangara, who wound up murdering Chicago’s then-Mayor Anton Cermak instead). The book was awarded the 1963 Hugo award.

Howard Brenton (the British television series “MI-5” and “Spooks”) will adapt the text for Scott Free Productions.