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Amazon Greenlights Pilot Based on Classic Hugo Award-Winning Dark Fantasy Novel

Jul 24, 2014  •  Post A Comment

The late Philip K. Dick is one of the most famous science fiction and fantasy writers who ever lived.

Amazon Studios has just given the greenlight to one of Dick’s most famous works, the Hugo Award-winning novel “The Man in the High Castle,” reports our good friend Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.

The story says, “Written by ['X-Files' alum Frank] Spotnitz and to be directed by David Semel (Legends), the project, set in 1962, explores an alternative reality in which Nazi Germany and Japan won World War II and occupy the United States, with the East Coast controlled by the Nazis and the West Coast owned by Japan, and a chunk of the Midwest still up for grabs.

“Fascism rules and the few surviving Jews hide under assumed names. But an aging Hitler has one foot in the grave, and the Japanese are preparing for an imminent Nazi stab in the back. The U.S. Resistance is scattered, scared, or crushed.”

Andreeva adds that “The project originally was set up as a four-hour miniseries at Syfy last year.”

Some of the movies that have been made based on works by Philip K. Dick include “Blade Runner,” “Total Recall,” and “Minority Report.”

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