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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-08-10 05:32 AM
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Ridley Scott returns to sci-fi for BBC
By Lewis Smith
Friday, 8 October 2010

Sir Ridley Scott is planning a return to science-fiction by producing a BBC mini-series almost 30 years after he directed Blade Runner.

His production company, Scott Free Productions, is preparing to shoot a four-part dramatisation of The Man In The High Castle a novel set in an alternative future in which the Nazis won the Second World War.

The book was written by Philip K Dick, author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, upon which 1982's Blade Runner was based. "It is a joy and a privilege to be back in Dick's world," said Sir Ridley, 72, whose other films include Alien, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, American Gangster and Robin Hood.

A spokesman for the BBC said yesterday: "We are in talks. Hopefully, it will come off."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/ridley...
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-08-10 10:42 AM
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1. Philip K. Dick
I never really liked him that much.

There, I said it.
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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-15-10 09:27 PM
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5. I kind of agree with you, but "Man in the High Castle" was most excellent. nt
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Tunkamerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 04:15 AM
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6. truthfully he and william gibson are 2 of my favorite authors.
i have lots but they are close to the top.
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-08-10 01:18 PM
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2. cool
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PetrusMonsFormicarum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-10 11:50 PM
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3. Thrilling!
A cerebral tale that I can already envision as a Masterpiece-Theatre-type production.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:18 AM
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4. Looking forward to it!
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-28-10 07:28 PM
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7. One of my favorite PKD stories, if only for how it treats art and creativity.
I really hope that this happens, and that he really pulls it off well.
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