Amazon is Adapting Phillip K. Dick's Book About a WW2 Where the Baddies Won

By Tom Pritchard on at

Unless you've been in a box for the last 40 years, chances are you know who Phillip K. Dick is. He's the man who wrote the stories that provided the basis for films like Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, and so on. Well now one of his stories is being adapted into a TV pilot for Amazon, a story set in a world where the Allies lost the Second World War.

The pilot will be call The Man in the High Castle, based on the book by the same name, and is set in Axis controlled USA in the year 1962. After winning the war, both the Nazis and the Japanese invaded mainland USA and took over.

The pilot will be written by Frank Spotnitz and directed by Scott Free, both of whom worked on The X-Files in the past. Famously over-rated director Ridley Scott will also serve as executive producer, his second foray into the world of Phillip K Dick after 1982's Blade Runner.

Alternate history has become one of my favourite sci-fi genres, especially when they cover topics like the Second World War. It'll be nice to see a visual interpretation of what Dick's truly mental imagination was able to come up with. [Deadline]