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Brenton adapts Dick’s ‘Castle’ for BBC

BBC, FME, Scott Free, Headline team on sci-fi tale

Philip K. Dick’s sci-fi tome “The Man in the High Castle” will be adapted for the BBC by Howard Brenton.

The playwright and screenwriter will turn the tale into a four-part, four-hour miniseries co-produced by Ridley and Tony Scott’s Scott Free Films, Headline Pictures and Electric Shepherd Prods., which reps Dick’s estate.

Ridley Scott helmed “Blade Runner,” which was based on Dick novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

FremantleMedia Enterprises and BBC are co-developing the project. FME will have international distribution rights.

Brenton said, “Dick’s vision of a frightening future is double-edged, containing within it a message of hope that, in a world gone mad, democratic Western values will in the end prevail.”

Mini will air on BBC1.

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