Thursday, May 14, 2009
Flow My Tears to be Next PKD Film
The Intertoobz are abuzz today with word that Halcyon Productions, who signed a first-look agreement with Electric Shepherd Productions, have decided to go with PKD's Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said as the production company's first adaptation of Dick's work.
I think this is a good choice, and I'm glad to know John Simon (currently finishing up a film version of Radio Free Albemuth) is expected to produce (along with Isa Dick-Hackett, and the two Halcyon studio heads Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson - currently preparing Terminator Salvation for release) and Dick's oldest daughter Laura will be an executive producer.
I've written at length about Flow My Tears, and believe it has great potential as a film. It will be interesting to see how much of the novel's moral ambiguity (which includes an incestuous relationship between a brother and sister and a lot of drugs) will make it into the film. Here's hoping the effort will rival A Scanner Darkly which I felt benefited from Laura and Isa's hard work and input. As long as we can keep Tom Cruise out of the film we should be ok (remember Cruise owned the option for Flow for quite a while and expressed interest in playing Jason Taverner).