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  1.  (2308.1)
    seemingly, Philip K Dick's Ubik begins production next year with the company having an options on bringing any and all unpublished works to the big screen.

    ubik was probably the first book I had to read again after I read it just to make sure.
  2.  (2308.2)
    That's always been one of my favorites, and any time I think about the man I think of Joe Chip's obnoxious apartment and appliances. I'll keep my fingers crossed for the film.
  3.  (2308.3)
    Interesting concept. I need to read that.
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      CommentAuthorzoem
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2008
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    Considering so many of the movies based on PKD stories have been between iffy and bad, I always cringe when I hear that. Ubik in particularly seems like it could fail so easily... but it'd it'd be lovely if it turns out well. To hear the estate has licensed *the entire collected works* is scary - it could turn into a psychedelic paranoia factory of film. Which sounds kinda fun.
    • CommentAuthorSRT
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2008
     (2308.5)
    How many movies have been made based on PKD stories? The only ones I know of are Blade Runner and A Scanner Darkly. I've actually never seen A Scanner Darkly, but Blade Runner is a huge inspiration, in addition to being an excellent movie.
  4.  (2308.6)
    There's also:

    Screamers (1995)
    Based on "Second Variety"

    Total Recall (1990)
    Based on "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale"

    Confessions d'un Barjo (French, 1992)
    Based on "Confessions of a Crap Artist"

    Impostor (2001)
    Based on "Impostor."

    Minority Report (2002)
    Based on "The Minority Report."

    Paycheck (December 25, 2003)
    Based on "Paycheck."

    Next (April 27, 2007)
    Based on "The Golden Man"
    • CommentAuthor___________
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2008 edited
     (2308.7)
    edit : beaten to it
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      CommentAuthorzoem
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2008
     (2308.8)
    Screamers was one of the worst movies I have ever seen. So, so bad. Not even funny bad.

    Never got around to seeing Paycheck, and didn't even know Next was based on a PKD story. Total Recall I'm ambivalent about because I realy dislike almost anything with Ahhnold in it. The Minority Report I actually thought was really pretty good. I didn't realize there were so many, either...
    • CommentAuthorSRT
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2008
     (2308.9)
    Throw in a third for "I had no idea there were so many." Then again, PKD wrote roughly a civilization's worth of literature.

    The only one of those I've even seen is Minority Report, which I actually liked.