From Tales from Development Hell:
Cronenberg recalls spending a year writing and rewriting his own version of the script on a Xerox 860 word processor. "It's a good thing I had a computer because I did about 12 drafts in about 12 months," he says. "I was constantly fighting with Ron Shusett [who had the film rights to the story], and meeting with him, and then at a certain point I was sitting in a room full of people, and Ron said, 'You know what you've done? You've done the Philip K. Dick version,' like I had done something terrible. And I said, 'Well, yeah.' And he said, 'No, no, we want Raiders of the Lost Ark goes to Mars.' And I said, 'Well, Jeez, I wish we'd all had this discussion 12 months ago -- it wouldn't have wasted all our time!'"
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