Halcyon Buys Philip K. Dick Works


The Halcyon Co. has signed a three- year first-look deal for all the works by sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick that have not previously been adapted, reports Variety.

The renewable deal with Electric Shepherd Productions, a company run by two of the late author’s daughters, follows Halcyon’s May acquisition of the “Terminator” franchise. It allows them to develop adaptations for the big screen, small screen and other media platforms.

Dick wrote more than 120 short stories and 45 novels, including “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” the basis for Blade Runner. Nine films have been adapted from his work so far, including Total Recall, Minority Report and A Scanner Darkly. Together these films have grossed more than $1 billion worldwide.

“Only a tiny, tiny portion of his work has been tapped,” said Halcyon co-CEOs Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson. They cited the novel “Ubik” as a likely candidate for adaptation.

Halcyon is in pre-production on the first installment of the new “Terminator” trilogy.