Everyone who knows me knows I love the Dick. That being Philip K. Dick, of course. The writer who inspired such amazing films as Blade Runner, Total Recall and A Scanner Darkly was delineated as a “science fiction author”, but the real grist of his mill was that of social and political conflict and their effects on the identity of the individual. Like Vonnegut and Harry Harrison, he used his wit like a scalpel, carving sharp and precise metaphors that cut deeply into the world outside his imagined realms. They dug so deeply later in his career that he even inserted himself into their workings, with the posthumous works VALIS and Radio Free Albemuth, both based on supposed metaphysical events in the author’s life.
While I have been aware of the above cinematic adaptations of his works (and others, not as successful), apparently a film version of Radio Free Albemuth was shot back in 2007, starring Alanis Morrisette and The Walking Dead‘s Scott Wilson. No, I haven’t seen it — yet, but certainly plan on doing so. The trailer for the film is below:
While not particularly impressive on its own, I am still curious to see how faithful it is to the novel, which is one of my faves. It supposedly should be released via VOD soon.