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Utopia picks Dick works

Co. takes 'Tears,' 'Second Lady,' 'Good Thing'

Dale Rosenbloom’s Utopia Pictures & Television has acquired six novels, including three by sci-fi author Philip K. Dick.

The Dick-authored novels are “Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said,” “Valis” and “Radio Free Albemuth.” All will be produced with John Alan Simon (“The Getaway”).

“Flow My Tears” is the story of a TV celebrity who finds he has no identity. “Valis” is a detective story in which the protag searches for God and “Radio Free Albemuth” is the posthumously published alternative history of the U.S.

Utopia also purchased Irving Wallace’s “The Second Lady,” in which the first lady and her security double become entwined in international intrigue. The book has a treatment by Wallace’s son, David Wallechinsky.

Another acquisition is Paul Fenimore Cooper’s children’s book, “Tal: His Marvelous Adventures With Noom-Zor-Noom,” which details the adventures of an orphan in a fantasy world. Scott Glosserman will co-produce.

Also optioned was the Roderick Townley’s “The Great Good Thing.” In this young adult novel, 12-year-old Princess Sylvie is a literary heroine who breaks free from the confines of the book where she lives.

Rosenbloom’s credits include adapting and producing “Shiloh.”

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