The life of Philip K. Dick is remembered for us in biopic

Russian TV reporter Vladimir Lenski interviews an android Philip K. Dick

Russian TV reporter Vladimir Lenski interviews an android Philip K. Dick
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Philip K. Dick, one of the most respected names in science fiction, did not have an easy life. Plagued by drug use, paranoia, a suicide attempt and the death of his twin sister in infancy, the Do Androids dream of electric sheep? author explored being broken psyche by his work. and tIn the mid-20th century, Dick wrote some of the most famous and beloved science fiction works, including the inspirations for movies and tv shows like Blade RunnerTotal Recalland The Man in the High Castle

After decades of cinematic adaptations of the work of the late authorhis life story will now hit the white screen† Per The Hollywood Reporter Jon Shetack is producing a biopic based on the Dick biography Only apparently real by Paul Williams, a friend of the late author. Michael Richter wrote the script and also produces

Following the paranoid tradition of Dick’s work, Only apparent real focus at a dark time in Dick’s life. Amid his fourth divorce, an amphetamine addiction, writer’s block and concerns that the US government was spying on him, Dick was the victim of a burglary in the early 1970s, in which the perpetrator made off with his manuscripts.

“His life was as surreal as his books,” Shestack said The Hollywood Reporter† “He was a high-level person and you never know, even if you read his diaries, what’s real and what isn’t.”

Shestack is an accomplished Hollywood producer known for the Harrison Ford vehicles Air Force One and firewall† Interestingly enough, he is also on IMDb as a producer on Lisa Frank† Shestack is the only one name beside Frank, who received a “Based On Art Work By” credit. Lord knows that Lisa Frankif it exists, would make a nice double function with Greta Gerwig’s Barbie

No word on when this movie will hit theaters or streamers or whatever. But it is partlyYes funded by a crypto blockchain thing, so we can all look forward to this movie in the Metaverse.

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