It turns out Blade Runner's biggest fan may have been the author who inspired it.
I've been asked to list the top ten science fiction books that inspired my work. That's a tough assignment, particularly because I didn't read contemporary science fiction until I took a science fiction class at the university and first read The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Leguin.
A new TV spot for the Total Recall reboot has made its way online, showing off some new footage of Colin Farrell (Doug Quaid) kicking butt and taking names as he tries to figure out who he is and which memories are actually his own.
Just two months ago, the Philip K. Dick estate seemed to be admitting defeat by dropping its lawsuit against the producers of the 2011 film The Adjustment Bureau. But it turns out they're not done yet. The $500,000 lawsuit has just been re-filed, and the producers will have to try to prove all over again that they don't owe the Dick estate anything.
Lifting a page from Philip K. Dick's book, the Department of Homeland Security is in the early stages of developing something called FAST which, when it's installed at an airport near you, will attempt to catch terrorists before they strike. Maybe.
The estate of author Philip K. Dick is throwing in the towel. It's decided to drop the suit against the producers of the 2011 film The Adjustment Bureau.
The 1953 Philip K. Dick story, "Adjustment Team," is not in the public domain—at least, that's what his estate says. But film studio Media Rights Capital claims otherwise. And now there's a legal kerfuffle over whether or not MRC should pay the estate of Philip K. Dick $500,000 for the story that the movie The Adjustment Bureau was based on.
When you heard the news last week that director Ridley Scott would be returning to the world of Blade Runner for a new movie, we know there's no way you were blase about it. You had to either be jumping for joy or gnashing your teeth—but which?
There've been good and bad movies and TV shows adapted from the works of Philip K. Dick, but if you ask us, even the most paranoid of them never fully lived up to the truly disquieting paranoia that can be found in the writer's short stories and novels. But the first trailer for Radio Free Albemuth shows that may be about to change.
We don't know much about the Len Wiseman-directed remake of the 1990 film Total Recall, which is still in preproduction, but we're sure of one thing—it's going to be a FAR different movie than Paul Verhoeven's version.