Ridley Scott to Adapt The Man in the High Castle

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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.

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