According to his daughter, this will be the very first faithful adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story. Directed by Richard Linklater from his own screenplay, “A Scanner Darkly” will feature Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson and Rory Cochrane.

Philip K. Dick is now “the most adapted SF author in the history of film.” Wonderful opportunities have been realized in bringing his stories to the screen. In fact, some of the greatest filmmakers, writers, and actors have been involved in film adaptations of his work. And the most important benefit of these adaptations has been that they have brought new readers to his work. But there has always been the nagging question of whether or not any of the films have adequately captured this depth of spirit of his work.



The history of the A Scanner Darkly option (and subsequent development) is interesting and unique. Suffice to say that this amazing group of filmmakers (true Philip K. Dick fans) and the Philip K. Dick Trust came together to get this project made.



Full story and pictures here.

0