Woah, a Philip K. Dick adaptation that might actually be faithful to its source material? WHAAAAAAAT? I’d heard about this project a while ago, and when I didn’t hear much of it, I’d assumed it died. Now there’s this trailer! It’s hard to tell if it will be any good, but it’s got that certain Philip K. Dick weirdness about it that never manages to show up in his Hollywood adaptations. If anything, this is going to be worth seeing only to see that in practice.
I’m very excited for this movie. Philip K. Dick deserves a good, faithful adaptation other than A Scanner Darkly. Check out the full synopsis below the fold.
[Via Quiet Earth]
Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe) begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls VALIS that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music company executive. With the help of best friend, science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick himself (Shea Whigam) and a mysterious woman named Silvia (Alanis Morissette), Nick finds himself drawn into a dangerous political-mystical conspiracy of cosmic proportions. The story is set in an alternate reality America circa 1985 under the authoritarian control of President Fremont, a Nixon-like clone (Scott Wilson).